Things to Do in Little Karoo

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Cango Caves

Cango Caves

Popular Attractions in Oudtshoorn (140.7 km from Little Karoo)

Visit a sparkling ancient African cave system in the Karoo. One of the major attractions in the Garden Route and Oudtshoorn area is the Cango Caves, which extend for kilometres into the extensive limestone hills. Situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30km north of Oudtshoorn are the 20 million year-old Precambrian caves. Africa's largest show cave...

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Animal Parks in Oudtshoorn (136 km from Little Karoo)

Experience the thrill of being almost tooth-to-tooth with a Nile crocodile or wrap yourself with a python at the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients in the heart of the Little Karoo!Far more than just a petting zoo, this endangered species breeding facility is the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre on the planet. Visitors have the...

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

Popular Attractions in Prince Albert (133.1 km from Little Karoo)

Climbing 1000 metres in 12 kilometres, the Swartberg Pass is one of the steepest passes in South Africa. Running between Prince Albert in the north and Oudtshoorn in the south, the route offers spectacular views over the Little and Great Karoo.The road is not tarred and can be tricky in wet weather but you certainly don’t need a big 4x4 for the...

Weltevrede Fig Farm

Weltevrede Fig Farm

Farms in Prince Albert (102.3 km from Little Karoo)

Get the real Karoo farm experience! Magnificent views, bird-watching, horse riding, baboons and antelope to be seen. Bushman paintings are within walking distance. Group lunches or dinners can be arranged. The Weltevrede valley lies 25 km from Prince Albert and is surrounded by the Swartberg Mountains. Weltevrede is a working farm and the main...

Gamkaskloof or Die Hel

Gamkaskloof or Die Hel

Four By Four Trails in Prince Albert (122.4 km from Little Karoo)

Gamkaskloof, also known as Die Hel, is a really special full day’s outing, unfortunately only suitable for 4x4 vehicles. Be sure to pack your picnic basket and fill your tank before heading off into the Swartberg as there is no petrol in the valley. Make a right turn at the sign (37 km), and experience magnificent views as you traverse this part...

Meiringspoort

Meiringspoort

Popular Attractions in De Rust (177.6 km from Little Karoo)

Meiringspoort was established in 1858 and opened trading between the towns of George, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn. The area is part of the Swartberg Nature Reserve. Meiringspoort is the result of land formations over 200 million years ago when Africa was still part of the larger continent with Australia, South America, India and Antarctica. The...

Montagu Dried Fruit

Montagu Dried Fruit

Shops in Montagu (96.6 km from Little Karoo)

If you're visiting Montagu pop into the dried fruit and nut shop. Here you can stock up on all sorts of tasty nibbles. It all started in 1991 when a small fruit drying operation started in Montagu, the heart of thedried fruit "pantry" of South Africa. Since then they have grown to becomeone of the largest exporters in the Little Karoo. Everyday...

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

Popular Attractions in Tulbagh (212.8 km from Little Karoo)

Amazing selection of succulents, cacti, garden stones, gemstones, crystals, mineral specimens and beads. Local art, gifts and magnificent fresh protea bouquets. A treasure trove of delights.

Montagu Village Market

Montagu Village Market

Popular Attractions in Montagu (98.1 km from Little Karoo)

Start off your Saturday morning at the Montagu Village Market; a clear winner with the locals and visitors alike. Explore the many goods on sale, including local and organic produce, hand-crafted gifts and plenty more to delight in. For the hungry, you'll have everything you'll need to pack a picnic basket, or arrange an alfresco meal. Freshly...

Springfield Wine Estate

Springfield Wine Estate

Wine Estates in Robertson (121 km from Little Karoo)

Located in the mountain setting of the Robertson Valley, Springfield Wine Estate prides itself in it's natural and down-to-earth philosophy of wine making. Tasting and sales occur on Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 17:00, and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 16:00. Guided tours are also offered on request and by prior arrangement.

Prince Albert Gallery

Prince Albert Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Prince Albert (128.4 km from Little Karoo)

Situated in Seven Arches, a gracious Victorian building opposite the Fransie Pienaar Museum, the Prince Albert Gallery was conceived some years ago by local artists who needed a unique venue to show their work. In 2002, six artists elected to create the space and run the gallery and on 10 May of that year the first exhibition was opened.Since...

Meerkat Adventures

Meerkat Adventures

Popular Attractions in Oudtshoorn (134.4 km from Little Karoo)

These tours that commence only at sunrise are dependent on fair weather, since these little creatures will not venture outside their burrows on cold and rainy days. (No tours on rainy days & Christmas day). Meerkats are part of the so-called Shy 5 which also includes the bat-eared fox, the aardvark, porcupine and aardwolf. The meerkat tours last...

Rust en Vrede Waterfall

Rust en Vrede Waterfall

Waterfall in Oudtshoorn (155.5 km from Little Karoo)

Rust en Vrede is a lovely little waterfall that runs 365 days a year – even though it is found in the Klein Karoo. During the summer many people enjoy a picnic or braai under the trees at the entrance followed by a walk and a swim at this gorgeous little spot.

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Waterfall in De Rust (174.3 km from Little Karoo)

The Great Waterfall on the Meiringspoort Pass is a beautiful place to have a picnic and a refreshing swim in one of the pools. You may spot the Karoo Mermaid if you are lucky. Meiringspoort Pass is approximately 60km from Prince Albert. The geological formations are a must-see with the colours changing constantly throughout the day. Look out for...

Montagu Hot Springs

Montagu Hot Springs

Hot Springs in Montagu (97.9 km from Little Karoo)

Flowing naturally from a fissure in the rock face, in a cavern some 5 meters underground, the waters of these hot springs are said to have healing powers which have yet to be fully understood. The water comes to the surface at a constant 43°C. This "natural perfection" allows Avalon Springs to pump the water directly into the various available...