Things to Do in Upper Karoo

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Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

Popular Attractions in De Aar (97.7 km from Upper Karoo)

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.

Strydenburg Pan

Strydenburg Pan

Dams Vleis in Strydenburg (68.5 km from Upper Karoo)

Strydenburg Pan is a dry lake on the outskirts of the village. After heavy rain, the pan fills up with water, often attracting flocks of flamingos.

Strydenburg Reformed Church

Strydenburg Reformed Church

Galleries and Museums in Strydenburg (68.5 km from Upper Karoo)

Visit a National Monument built in 1897. The Reformed Church in Strydenburg (the town of strife) was started by a small group of parishioners who broke away from the Dutch Reformed Church in 1897. They founded their own church 50m away from the Dutch Reformed Church, and later they joined the Reformed Church.

Strydenburg Karoo Landscapes

Strydenburg Karoo Landscapes

Popular Attractions in Strydenburg (68.5 km from Upper Karoo)

All around the little town of Strydenburg are unexplored gravel country roads offering amazing views of the wide-open landscape. Small animals such as meerkats and jackals are often seen.

Hanover Museum

Hanover Museum

Galleries and Museums in Hanover (98.1 km from Upper Karoo)

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.

Richmond Bookshops

Richmond Bookshops

Shops in Richmond - Northern Cape (110 km from Upper Karoo)

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...

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Colesberg (127.6 km from Upper Karoo)

Doornkloof Nature Reserve is situated on the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam. The 9388-hectare reserve boasts kudu, eland, brown hyena, reedbuck, steenbok, duiker, bat-eared fox, aardvark and aardwolf. A myriad of bird species can be observed here. 10 km of the Seekoei River flows through the reserve. There are several hiking trails,...

Colesberg Golf Club

Colesberg Golf Club

Golf Courses in Colesberg (142.1 km from Upper Karoo)

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 (143.4 km from Upper Karoo)

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...

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Battlefields in Colesberg (143.6 km from Upper Karoo)

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.

Colesberg Tennis Club

Colesberg Tennis Club

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Colesberg (143.7 km from Upper Karoo)

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

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Galleries and Museums in Colesberg (143.8 km from Upper Karoo)

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...

Things to do near Upper Karoo

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Philippolis Old Jail

Philippolis Old Jail

Popular Attractions in Philippolis (160.5 km from Upper Karoo)

Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts. The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real...

Die Ramstal Pub

Die Ramstal Pub

Bars Nightclubs in Nieu Bethesda (178.4 km from Upper Karoo)

Situated behind the Karoo Lamb Restaurant in a converted stable, this cosy and authentic pub is where you will find the locals of Nieu Bethesda’s warming up or cooling down. Grab an ale or two and be entertained by stories of the dorp at the fireside. Die Ramstal Pub occasionally screens movies and documentaries and hosts well-known South African...

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

Popular Attractions in De Aar (97.7 km from Upper Karoo)

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.

Strydenburg Reformed Church

Strydenburg Reformed Church

Galleries and Museums in Strydenburg (68.5 km from Upper Karoo)

Visit a National Monument built in 1897. The Reformed Church in Strydenburg (the town of strife) was started by a small group of parishioners who broke away from the Dutch Reformed Church in 1897. They founded their own church 50m away from the Dutch Reformed Church, and later they joined the Reformed Church.

Strydenburg Karoo Landscapes

Strydenburg Karoo Landscapes

Popular Attractions in Strydenburg (68.5 km from Upper Karoo)

All around the little town of Strydenburg are unexplored gravel country roads offering amazing views of the wide-open landscape. Small animals such as meerkats and jackals are often seen.

Strydenburg Pan

Strydenburg Pan

Dams Vleis in Strydenburg (68.5 km from Upper Karoo)

Strydenburg Pan is a dry lake on the outskirts of the village. After heavy rain, the pan fills up with water, often attracting flocks of flamingos.

Hanover Museum

Hanover Museum

Galleries and Museums in Hanover (98.1 km from Upper Karoo)

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.

Richmond Bookshops

Richmond Bookshops

Shops in Richmond - Northern Cape (110 km from Upper Karoo)

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...

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Colesberg (127.6 km from Upper Karoo)

Doornkloof Nature Reserve is situated on the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam. The 9388-hectare reserve boasts kudu, eland, brown hyena, reedbuck, steenbok, duiker, bat-eared fox, aardvark and aardwolf. A myriad of bird species can be observed here. 10 km of the Seekoei River flows through the reserve. There are several hiking trails,...

Colesberg Golf Club

Colesberg Golf Club

Golf Courses in Colesberg (142.1 km from Upper Karoo)

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 (143.4 km from Upper Karoo)

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...

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Battlefields in Colesberg (143.6 km from Upper Karoo)

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.

Colesberg Tennis Club

Colesberg Tennis Club

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Colesberg (143.7 km from Upper Karoo)

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

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Galleries and Museums in Colesberg (143.8 km from Upper Karoo)

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...

Mokala National Park

Mokala National Park

Nature Reserves in Mokala National Park (151.1 km from Upper Karoo)

South Africa’s newest National Park is situated 80 km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12. Mokala's hilly landscape offers a variety of koppieveldand large open plains.