Spectacular Views

Whether you are hiking, cycling or driving the Swartberg Circle Route® you can be assured of a breathtaking view.

Swartberg Pass

One of the highlights of the Swartberg Circle Route® has to be the gravel Swartberg Pass which connects the Great Karoo and the Little Karoo and has been declared a National Monument.

Switch to Ostrich

Enjoy healthy ostrich meals at local restaurants on our Swartberg Circle Route®.

Karoo Succulents and Fynbos

The Swartberg Mountain Range forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site.

What does the Swartberg Circle Route entail?

The Swartberg Circle Route is a scenic and interesting drive. Travel from Oudtshoorn or Calitzdorp to De Rust, Klaarstroom and Prince Albert, over Swartberg Pass and through Meiringspoort. The trip may be started at any of the four towns and traveled in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. The picturesque back routes include Oudemuragie, Vergelegen, Lategansvlei, Groenfontein, Kruisrivier and Langverwaght.

The Route offers you a taste of adventure, a wide range of culinary delights, a touch of culture and an overall feeling of well-being.

Things to Do

Travel the Swartberg Circle Route and experience the delights on offer. Wildlife adventures, ostrich show farms and camel rides for the animal lovers. Caving, waterfalls, Swartberg Pass, Die Hel and water slides for the adventurous. Round it off with theater productions, wine cellars, museums and historical buildings for the culturally inclined.

Hlangana Lodge Oudtshoorn


The Swartberg Circle Route offers a range of accommodation options such as luxury hotels, game lodges, guest houses and bed & breakfasts. There are also more informal accommodation options such as self catering, backpackers, nature reserves, camping, farm stays and home stays.

Where to eat

The Swartberg Circle Route has established a good reputation for the fine cuisine offered by a number excellent restaurants to be found on the route. There are also many value-for-money family restaurants to cater for those on a budget and why not complement your meal with a bottle of wine from one of the local wine estates.

Events in the Klein Karoo

Karoo Donkey Sanctuary Prince Albert
Kobus se Gat Swartberg Experience Oudtshoorn
The Colony Restaurant Oudtshoorn
Nieuwehuyz Nieuwerust Prince Albert
Mirtehof Guest Farm Estate Prince Albert
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge near Oudtshoorn
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm Oudtshoorn
Meiringspoort Waterfall De Rust
Chandelier Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn
Cango Wildlife Ranch Oudtshoorn
Safari Ostrich Show Farm Oudtshoorn
Wildehondekloof Game Reserve Oudtshoorn
Lunar-K Mental Health Oudtshoorn
Slabber and Slabbert Optometrists Oudtshoorn
Minwater Eco Adventures Oudtshoorn
Hazenjacht Karoo Lifestyle Oudtshoorn
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