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...

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

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...

Swartberg Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Swartberg Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Swartberg Nature Reserve

The Swartberg Nature Reserve is a long stretch of land that lies just north of Oudtshroon and south of Prince Albert.The reserve has a rich history, with rock paintings holding testimony to early San occupation before the arrival of the first Europeans. Today the area is a World Heritage Site and boasts a diverse collection of regional flora and...

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Excellent bird watching, gorgeous indigenous Knysna forest and mountain fynbos characterize this CapeNature reserve in the Langeberg. The 250-hectare forest is situated 22 km northwest of Heidelberg and is considered the best and largest woodland in the southwestern Cape. The Bushbuck and Grysbok Hiking Trails and a short mountain bike trail...

Anysberg Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Anysberg Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Anysberg Nature Reserve

Anysberg Nature Reserve is situated about four hours from Cape Town in the Klein Karoo between Montagu, Laingsburg, Touwsrivier and Ladismith. The reserve has among some of the best scenery and views in the Karoo, as well as amazing animals, plants and recreational activities.Anysberg Nature Reserve was established in 1988 with the intent of...

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Located a short distance south west of Oudtshroon, the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve is a small mountainous area put aside to help conserve a population of endangered Cape mountain zebra and it's natural habitat.Gamkaberg is also host to many other wildlife creatures such as various antelope, aardwolf, honey badger, baboon, black-backed jackal,...

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area Game Reserve

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Game Reserve in Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Deep in the Langeberg Mountains and partner to Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is the hiking paradise of Boosmansbos Wilderness. As part of the Cape Floral Region, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fragrant mountain fynbos and indigenous kloof forest characterize the lovely landscape. Some incredibly rare species of Ericas can be found in...

Grysbok Trail

Grysbok Trail

Hiking Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (22.1 km from Little Karoo)

The 15 km Grysbok Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve takes hikers on an exploration of the pretty mountain fynbos and forest fringes of the Langeberg Mountains. The reserve offers varied birding opportunities. Grysbok and bushbuck can be seen in the fynbos and indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees. Duration: 4...

Bushbuck Trail

Bushbuck Trail

Hiking Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (22.3 km from Little Karoo)

The 10 km Bushbuck Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve rambles through the pristine mountain fynbos and prime indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees. Underneath the canopy are an abundance of ferns, and numerous birds flit abut the treetops. Depending on weather conditions, the trail may be closed at certain times...

Loerklip to Saagkuilkloof Trail

Loerklip to Saagkuilkloof Trail

Hiking Trail in Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (24.3 km from Little Karoo)

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area in the Langeberg Mountains offers 64 km of unmarked walking paths. Hikers have the freedom to decide on their own route. The two-day hike up Loerklip and down Saagkuilkloof is the most popular. This 27 km circular route is not clearly marked and graded demanding, so it is essential to carry an accurate map. Advance...

Noukloof Nature Reserve Trail

Noukloof Nature Reserve Trail

Hiking Trail in Ladismith (41 km from Little Karoo)

Indigenous vegetation of the Little Karoo veld, as well as fauna like eland, springbok, duiker and steenbok can be seen on this beautiful walk. The circular trail is 12 km long and is rated as easy. Hikers must arrange for key collection at the Ladismith municipal offices, as the entrance to the trail is locked.

Seweweekspoort

Seweweekspoort

Popular Attractions in Seweweekspoort (58.8 km from Little Karoo)

Almost directly opposite Zoar, a quaint little town founded in the early 1800s by the Berlin Mission, is a gravel road that leads to one of the Western Cape’s hidden treasures – Seweweekspoort. According to some, Seweweekspoort is named after a missionary, Reverend Zerwick. It is renowned for its special natural beauty, immense rock formations...