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Anysberg Horse Trail

Anysberg Horse Trail

Hiking Trail in Anysberg Nature Reserve (113 km from Western Cape)

The two-day horse trail in Anysberg Nature Reserve offers an amazing adventure in a vast wilderness. One of the reserve’s rangers will show you the basics of tacking up your horse before setting out. Along the way guides point out interesting rock art, Karoo vegetation and wildlife. Klipspringer and gemsbok can often be seen. Evenings are spent...

Bojaankop 4x4 Trail

Bojaankop 4x4 Trail

Four By Four Trails in Calitzdorp (120.4 km from Western Cape)

Bôjaankop 4x4 Trail has an amazing history dating back to the 1800s; sharecroppers would drag their bundles straight down the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The route follows the Gamka River and offers breathtaking views. The tail is relatively easy with a grading of 2 to 3. The 15 km route is a self-drive course and can reach 540 m...

Bergplaats 4x4 Trails

Bergplaats 4x4 Trails

Four By Four Trails in Beaufort West (121.4 km from Western Cape)

Beginners and experienced drivers will find plenty of thrills and pleasant driving on Bergplaats three 4x4 routes graded 2 – 3; all with stunning views of the Karoo. The game farm includes flat and plateau areas. There is an option of staying at a private bush campsite called Duikers Rest where there is a farm dam for a cooling swim. Firewood,...

Gamkapoort Dam 4x4 Trail

Gamkapoort Dam 4x4 Trail

Four By Four Trails in Prince Albert (130.8 km from Western Cape)

Gamkapoort Dam is a wonderful 4x4 or mountain bike day or half day trip. This journey takes you from valley to valley between the mountain ranges where you will experience the amazing rock formations along the way, and if you are fortunate you should have quite a few sightings of kudu, klipspringer, ostrich, tortoises and baboons with the most...

Bloukop Hiking Trail

Bloukop Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Prince Albert (137 km from Western Cape)

This day walk and hiking trail is located near Tierberg in the Prince Albert district. Bloukop Mountain offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. This circular trail has a difficulty rating of moderate. The trail is 11 km long and features overnight facilities. Booking is required; the trail is not accessible during certain times of...

Grysbok Trail

Grysbok Trail

Hiking Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (138.8 km from Western Cape)

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 (139.6 km from Western Cape)

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...

Kagga Kamma 4x4

Kagga Kamma 4x4

Four By Four Trails in Op Die Berg (139.8 km from Western Cape)

Kagga Kamma 4x4 offers over 100 km of trails within its private reserve. It is located about 60 km from a small town call Op Die Berg. This town is your last stop for supplies. The trails take at least 6 hours to complete and have a difficulty grading varying from 2 to 3. High clearance vehicles are required on this self-drive trail. An...

Swartberg Hiking Trail

Swartberg Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Prince Albert (141.9 km from Western Cape)

The Swartberg Hiking Trail presents a scenic but tough trek through fynbos over the Swartberg Mountains. There are three starting points: on the Oudtshoorn side, at De Hoek and from the Old Toll overnight cottage in the Swartberg Pass. Less fit hikers can chose the shortest route. Winter conditions can be extreme with occasional...

MUD

MUD

Galleries and Museums in Barrydale (143.8 km from Western Cape)

MUD is an impressive and unusual art gallery built using natural locally sourced materials – and mud. This Fine Art Gallery showcases a wonderful selection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork and traditional African art. Afterwards you can have a bite to eat in the little Eco garden.

The Magpie Art Collective

The Magpie Art Collective

Galleries and Museums in Barrydale (143.8 km from Western Cape)

The Magpie Art Collective prides itself in being a socially conscious art collective as well as purveyors of unusual decorative, home ware and custom-made chandeliers. All items are locally handcrafted.

Barrydale Handweavers

Barrydale Handweavers

Popular Attractions in Barrydale (144.2 km from Western Cape)

Barrydale Hand Weavers is a skills and job creation project. We train local people in the art of handweaving on looms and produce beautiful handwoven rugs, carpets, tableware, fabrics and even clothing. The weavery is open to the public. People can visit us and see the looms in action, hear the stories of how it all happens and admire the range...

Loerklip to Saagkuilkloof Trail

Loerklip to Saagkuilkloof Trail

Hiking Trail in Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (144.6 km from Western Cape)

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...

Grootkloof in Gamkaskloof

Grootkloof in Gamkaskloof

Hiking Trail in Prince Albert (144.9 km from Western Cape)

The Grootkloof in Gamkaskloof Trail offers a unique experience in the Swartberg Nature Reserve. Along the 6 km route are 26 points of interest: the cultural history of the early Karoo settlers and the Little Karoo’s fascinating natural history. One of the trail's highlights is the ruin of Tant Lenie Marais' Agter-Osberg cottage. Before starting...

Koningsgat Trail in Gamkaskloof

Koningsgat Trail in Gamkaskloof

Hiking Trail in Prince Albert (145 km from Western Cape)

The 1.4 km Koningsgat Trail in the Gamkaskloof section of the Swartberg Nature Reserve offers a pleasant laidback walk through fynbos and along a river to the Koningsgat natural pool. The trail has amazing views and the reward of a cooling swim at the end. Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1.4 km