Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Calvinia (33.6 km from Hantam Karoo)
The Akkerendam Nature Reserve was established in 1967 and is situated just outside of Calvinia. The reserve is 2750 hectares in size and incorporates the majestic Hantam Mountain.
There is a wide variety of flora and fauna to see, including sword lilies, Cape asters, and brown peppering plants. The reserve is also a proclaimed bird sanctuary...
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Vanrhynsdorp (90.1 km from Hantam Karoo)
This route is in the Maskam Mountain with stunning views of the valley.
The route itself is very challenging; you'll need skills and a real 4 x 4 vehicle to enjoy this ride. There are also braai facilities high up in the mountain. This is a very enjoyable and adventurous family outing.
Vanrhynsdorp (91.8 km from Hantam Karoo)
Situated off the N7, north of Vanrhynsdorp, the Knersvlakte Spens Nursery and Farm shop extends a warm welcome to travellers.
Here you can purchase indigenous succulents endemic to the Knersvlakte region from the nursery. The farm shop is loaded with traditional fare; shelves are well stocked with jams, preserves, springbok biltong, sticky sweet...
Vanrhynsdorp (93.1 km from Hantam Karoo)
The railway bridge crossing the N7 which is crossing the Sout River. The river is dry for most of the year, but has been known to flood almost to the level of the road.
Occasionally you will catch the exceptionally long freight trains that travel the line over the road.
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Cederberg Wilderness Area (104.2 km from Hantam Karoo)
Biedouw 4x4 is located in the Cedarberg mountain area with the closest town, Clanwilliam, 54km away. The Biedouw 4x4 trail is 30 km in length and takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete. The trail has a difficulty grading of 3 to 4 and a high clearance, low range 4x4 vehicle is needed.
The self-drive Beidouw 4x4 trail is best experienced during...
Cederberg Wilderness Area (106.6 km from Hantam Karoo)
Collect a map and permit from Dwarsrivier Farm or Algeria Forest Station (Cape Nature HQ for the Cederberg Wilderness). Follow the map to the start of the walk.
The easily recognizable footpath is marked with cairns pointing the way to the 5-storey Maltese Cross. The out-and-return route starts with a mild uphill climb and then an easy downhill...
Cederberg Wilderness Area (108.3 km from Hantam Karoo)
The easy ramble to the striking Window Rocks, also called “Vensterklippe” in Afrikaans, is highly rewarding. Leave your car in the parking area for Stadsaal Caves and take the path signposted "Lot’s Wife".
Collect a map and permit from Dwarsrivier Farm or Algeria Forest Station (Cape Nature HQ for the Cederberg Wilderness). Follow the map to the...
Wupperthal (113 km from Hantam Karoo)
Visit the oldest working shoe factory in South Africa. The factory produces 'veldskoene' (field shoes), traditional 100% leather shoes made and worn by the early settlers.
The factory was founded in 1836 by Johann Gottlieb Leipoldt, grandfather of the famous South African poet C. Louis Leipoldt. The town of Wupperthal is situated in the remote...
Tankwa Karoo National Park (114.5 km from Hantam Karoo)
The Gannaga Pass is one of those passes that you should simply do at least once in your life. This is a driving experience that you'll never forget.
At the summit (1600 m above sea level) you'll feel like you've arrived at a place of peace. The Gannaga Pass connects the Ceres Karoo farms and villages atop the Roggeveld Plato. Most of the pass...
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Vredendal (117.2 km from Hantam Karoo)
Bergkraal 4x4 is situated on a farm between Vredendal and Klawer. The exact coordinates are unknown so it is essential that you call beforehand. This route is not an accredited 4x4 route but safety rules and precautions are enforced. This day trail has the facilities to braai/barbecue but please enquire telephonically.
The routes vary from...
Galleries and Museums
Clanwilliam (118.3 km from Hantam Karoo)
Bushman’s Cave ‘Bergteater’, or Mountain Theatre, is an open-air theatre set at the foot of the Cedarberg Mountains. This unique and life-long memorable experience is only 35 km from Clanwilliam on the Oude Muur Farm. Many a well-known artist has performed here with the Cedraberg Mountain cliff as their backdrop – Ollie Viljoen, Emo Adams,...
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Clanwilliam (118.4 km from Hantam Karoo)
Bushman’s Cave has four 4x4 routes against and trough the Cedarberg Mountain. The farm is located 35 km from Clanwilliam but the GPS coordinates are unknown so please contact the establishment for more information. The trails have a grading between 2 and 5 and all experience levels are welcome. The trails total 30 km and take about 2 hours to...
Clanwilliam (118.6 km from Hantam Karoo)
Do you want an unique Rooibos tea experience? Then you must visit the Rooibos Teahouse at NetMar in Clanwilliam.
Within the 5 Clan's of Rooibos you have more than 100 flavoured/blended Rooibos teas. From natural, herbal, fruity and sweet to spicy - a variety you can't afford to pass by. Do a tea tasting or order any of these from the menu and...
Clanwilliam (121.6 km from Hantam Karoo)
Clanwilliam is quite possibly one of the best venues for small-mouth bass fishing in South Africa.
Located in the Cedarberg Mountain Range about 250 km away from Cape Town, it's best used as an overnight fishing venue. Fish varieties include bluegill sunfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, plus the occasional clanwilliam yellowfish.
Wellington (125.5 km from Hantam Karoo)
De Compagnie Wine Estate is situated in the Val du Charron, five km outside of Wellington. The farm is 27 hectares and lies in the narrow valley between the cliffs of the Hawekwa Mountains and Groenberg.
Visitors can enjoy not only the fantastic wine of the De Compagnie estate, but also its rich cultural environment. The owners of the the farm,...