Sutherland (179.6 km from Hantam Karoo)
See beautiful dolorite rock formations, the “maalvleisklip" (minced meat stone), rich floras and fauna – a paradise for botanists. There is a large population of dassies (rock hyrax) that attract predators such as black eagle. Jackal, various cats, antelope, porcupines, hares, baboon, tortoises and a variety of birds can be seen. Lichens appear...
Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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...
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...
Four By Four Trails
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 (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.