Things to Do in Hanover

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Hanover Museum

Hanover Museum

Galleries and Museums in Hanover

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.

Things to do near Hanover

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The James Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

The James Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (88.9 km from Hanover)

The James Kitching Fossil Centre lets visitors discover a landscape that forms an integral part in world history, specifically Earth's extinction event 250 million years ago. Take a half-hour stroll with a guide to the nearby Gats River bed and find your own real fossils.

Nieu Bethesda Water Furrows

Nieu Bethesda Water Furrows

Hiking Trail in Nieu Bethesda (90.5 km from Hanover)

Of all the many things to do and see in Nieu-Bethesda, the Owl House grabs first place. Once you’ve ticked off the surreal and quirky home of Helen Martin’s, lace up your walking shoes and do something different. Follow the quaint network of Nieu-Bethesda’s water furrows to the source of this fresh water – a pretty spring on a plateau above the...

Tubby at Blaauwater

Tubby at Blaauwater

Popular Attractions in Nieu Bethesda (93.7 km from Hanover)

Tubby is a little railway inspector’s cart formerly used to inspect the district’s rail tracks. Today it is used to take visitors on two-hour trips up Lootsberg. The views are lovely and there are opportunities to spot kudu and smaller antelope on the ride. Passionate owner Charles Kingwill is the driver and narrates the old stories of the...

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

Popular Attractions in De Aar (0.5 km from Hanover)

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.

Richmond Bookshops

Richmond Bookshops

Shops in Richmond - Northern Cape (67.4 km from Hanover)

A few years ago the little dorp of Richmond was established as the first Book Town in the country and on the continent. Today there are a dozen bookshops in the village. The bookshops specialize in Africana with a focus on early travellers, explorers, hunters and missionaries, South African fauna and flora, fiction, bibliographies, history, the...

Compasberg Hiking Trail

Compasberg Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Nieu Bethesda (77.6 km from Hanover)

Compassberg is 2502m high. From Ganora it takes about 1 hour todrive to the back from where you can start climbing. If you do not have a 4X4 it takes about 3 hours up and 3 hours down. With a 4X4 you can get further up the mountain to a point from where it will take you 2 hours up and 2 hours down.

Colesberg Golf Club

Colesberg Golf Club

Golf Courses in Colesberg (79.9 km from Hanover)

Colesberg Golf Club sports a wonderful 9-hole course, designed by Gary Player. Facilities include a driving range, bar and locker room.

Colesberg Walking Tours

Colesberg Walking Tours

Popular Attractions in Colesberg (81.7 km from Hanover)

Great walking tours can be organized by the tourism office. These tours include historical sights and nature trails. Learn of the approximately 40 families comprising the Karoo Nomads, get a grasp of local history, revisit the past in the old cemetery, and visit the town’s churches and many of its original reed-ceiling, yellowwood beamed homes...

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Galleries and Museums in Colesberg (81.8 km from Hanover)

The Colesberg-Kemper Museum developed from a collection of curiosities and has grown into a fascinating store house of local history and contemporary information. This user-friendly museum is not a place where artefacts are just measured, catalogued and put away. Items are there to be looked at, talked about and stories told. It is a place where...

Colesberg Tennis Club

Colesberg Tennis Club

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Colesberg (82.1 km from Hanover)

This club is open for tennis pro's and recreational players alike. For more information, contact Carel Kritzinger on 051-7531290.

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Battlefields in Colesberg (82.2 km from Hanover)

Over 1000 English and Boer soldiers fought different battles in the Anglo-Boer war in Colesberg. There are quite a few sites in and around Colesberg that provide amazing historical value. The Plato Camp, Grenadier Guard Rock, the Suffolk 'koppie', and the ruins of a nearby concentration camp can all be visited.

Helen Martins Museum

Helen Martins Museum

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (88.9 km from Hanover)

In this small museum, the Owl House Foundation pays tribute to a remarkable woman, Helen Martins. Years after her tragic death, her passion and art still inspire thousands of people that read about her work and visit her Owl House Mecca. Here the visitor can see old archive photos, letters and documents of Helen Martins.

Nieu Ceramics Studio and Gallery

Nieu Ceramics Studio and Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (88.9 km from Hanover)

Charmaine and Martin Haines are established artists on the South African ceramics scene. Charmaine uses both abstract and stylised symbols and motives within her speciality, figurative clay. Martin produces works of art in the form of flatware, as well as tiles, mainly inspired by the early European porcelain designs featuring hues of blue and...

Ware on Earth Ceramic Gallery and Studio

Ware on Earth Ceramic Gallery and Studio

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (89 km from Hanover)

Ceramicist Charmaine Haines and her husband studio potter Martin Haines have created themselves a wonderful studio after settling in Nieu-Bethesda. They often exhibit all over South Africa but guests are always welcome to pop in and see how they create their beautiful ceramics in the studio.

Bethesda Arts Centre

Bethesda Arts Centre

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (89.5 km from Hanover)

You ate dust on the winding Karoo roads getting to the beautiful dorp of Nieu Bethesda? You visited Miss Helen's Owl House? Now just around the corner from the Owl House is a fascinating stop - the Bethesda Arts Centre. Here you will receive a warm welcome and a full tour. Catch a rehearsal or a starlit performance in the open air theatre.The...