Colesberg (43.8 km from Colesberg)
Doornkloof Nature Reserve is situated on the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam. The 9388-hectare reserve boasts kudu, eland, brown hyena, reedbuck, steenbok, duiker, bat-eared fox, aardvark and aardwolf. A myriad of bird species can be observed here. 10 km of the Seekoei River flows through the reserve. There are several hiking trails,...
Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Philippolis (53.3 km from Colesberg)
Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts.
The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real...
De Aar (83.1 km from Colesberg)
The first Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1859, but later replaced by a larger building in 1907.
Today, visitors may tour this historical church on arrangement.
Gariep Dam (45.9 km from Colesberg)
Visit one of South Africa’s celebrated civil engineering projects on the country’s biggest dam. Local guides take visitors on interesting tours of the Gariep Dam wall through passages and down to the bedrock. If you’re lucky, they might open the sluice gates while you’re there.
Gariep Dam (46.1 km from Colesberg)
Gariep Dam is an idyllic place to cast a line for yellowfish, tilapia or mudfish. Locals will advise you on good fishing places or you can wander off and find a secret spot of you own. You needn’t catch anything, just kick back and soak up the exquisite scenery.
Galleries and Museums
Philippolis (52.9 km from Colesberg)
Housed in JOBHUIS is a permanent exhibit of 25 contemporary paintings (artist Rina Coetzee) based on the Biblical books of Job and Lamentations.
These paintings express the artist's struggle against depression.
A visit to JOBHUIS takes one on a journey of coming-in-contact with oneself, one's emotions, and the discovery of inner peace. There are...
Oviston Nature Reserve (76.5 km from Colesberg)
Situated on the southern side of the Gariep Dam, the Oviston Nature Reserve is home to an exciting variety of wildlife and birds. The area offers a range of fun outdoor activities and it is a popular fly-fishing venue offering an abundance of Yellow fish species. It dam and river is an idyllic place for sunset cruises and canoeing.
Galleries and Museums
Hanover (82.7 km from Colesberg)
Housed in an original farmstead, the Hanover Museum exhibits the interesting history of the town. The museum is run on a volunteer basis by the community, and most artefacts have been donated by the townsfolk.