Things to do on the Swartberg Circle Route

Activities Oudtshoorn Area

Activities Oudtshoorn stretch over the Schoemanshoek and Volmoed areas.

CP Nel Museum

CP Nel Museum

The Museum owes its origin to the private collection of Colonel Charles Paul Nel, who was a successful businessman and a collector of antiquities. A day before his death in 1951, he officially entrusted his collection to a Board of Trustees. Over the years the collection has been considerably enlarged.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Provide guided tours which are fundamental in their education programs, giving each species a voice, and enlightening the public on animal and environmental issues.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Experience an array of wildlife including Elephants, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo and over 200 bird species. We also offer African Bush Safaris, Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Feeding, Walking & Brushing Experiences.

Ostrich Show Farms

Cango Ostrich Show Farm

Cango Ostrich Show Farm is located in the lush Cango Valley, Schoemanshoek, 14km outside of Oudtshoorn on the main route towards the world famous Cango Caves. We have a very exclusive style whereby we ensure each person individual attention.

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Karusa Premium Winery & Craft Brewery

Karusa Premium Wine producer & Craft Brewery.

Well-known for its Cap Classique and Mediterranean-styled wines, Karusa is a family-operated and managed Southern Cape Premium Wine producer & Craft Brewery.

Rus en Vrede Waterfall

Rus en Vrede Waterfall

The waterfall is hidden among the bracken-clad heights; therefore a walk over little bridges is required along the mountain trail. You are inspired by the beautiful wild flowers that bloom in great profusion alongside the path while far below amidst ferns and undergrowth, a mountain stream ripples over rocky edges.

Camel Rides

Camel Rides

Enjoy a ride on one of the well-trained dromedary camels that can’t wait to offer you a ride.
Open 365 days of the year from 08:30 to 17:00.

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Zipline

Zipline

A Zipline with a difference – a double line Zip over two stages (two people slide side by side). Starting at the parking area of the Caves – the teaser Zip is some 180 meters over a deep Karoo ravine and then the 500 meters down to the Cango Caves estate venue over a Game enclosure!

Water Slides

Water Slides

Water slides, Great family FUN!
Water slides are open daily from 11:00 – 17:00. Guests can choose between 30min or one hour sessions.
Please note, children must be able to swim to make use of the water slides.

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Cango Caves

Cango Caves

Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest drip-stone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

The Swartberg mountains are part of the Cape fold mountain range. When travelling over the Swartberg Pass, impressive rock formations and beautiful scenic views will be experienced.

Spore in die Suid-Kaap

Spore in die Suid-Kaap/Footprints in the Southern Cape

An educational tour company specializing in adventure, cultural and sport tours in South Africa with a special focus on the Southern Cape.

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Chandelier Game Lodge and Ostrich Show Farm

Chandelier Game Lodge
& Ostrich Show Farm

At Chandelier you can stand face-to-face with our giraffeswhile you hand feed them. Enjoy the opportunity to experience sitting, riding or feeding an ostrich or get close up photos of one of Africa’s most popular members of the “Big Five” while enjoying our Buffalo experience.

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Swartberg Mountain Tours

Swartberg Mountain Tours

Your specialist in day trips and ECO excursions on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site near Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. All our guides at Swartberg Mountain Tours are truly passionate about what they do and Theta Qualified. Tours are presented in Nederlands, Français, English, Afrikaans.

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Other activities at Wilgewandel

Other activities at Wilgewandel

Enjoy other activities at Wilgewandel such as donkey cart rides, pedal cars, animals to feed and our Curio Shop.
Open 365 days of the year from 08:30 to 17:00.

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Activities Prince Albert Area

Die Hel

Die Hel

The remote and isolated Gamkaskloof valley is about 90km from Oudtshoorn and 60km from Prince Albert and is only accessible via the Otto du Plessis Road, which turns off from the Swartberg Pass.

The Showroom Theatre

The Showroom Theatre

The Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert in the Great Karoo is a world class performing arts venue. It brings you musical performances – from classical to contemporary, drama, comedy and film.

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Prince Albert Museum

Prince Albert Museum

The Fransie Pienaar Museum is the cultural hub of Prince Albert. The museum displays one of the worlds largest fossil collections.

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Prince Albert Olives

Prince Albert Olives

Fruit is grown and harvested in orchards in Prince Albert and outside the town near the Gamka river. The region is known for its clean and healthy air with ample sunlight and very cold winters.

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Activities Calitzdorp Area

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

The Calitzdorp area is well-known for its fortified wines; primarily port, and is worth a stop along the world’s longest wine route.
Calitzdorp Cellar has produced a number of award winning white, red and fortified wines since 1928.

Calitzdorp Hotsprings

Calitzdorp Hotsprings

Our Spa is famous for its natural healing waters with rejuvenating mineral water, which bubbles up from mother earth and contains many minerals with iron and manganese in abundance. The natural hot spring baths will soothe the stress of modern living, leaving you relaxed and ready for whatever eventuality the future may hold for you.

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church in Calitzdorp were declared a national monument in 1991. Church ceremonies still take place in the church every sunday morning at 09:30.

Gamka River Safari Co

Gamka River Safari Co – Calitzdorp

Experience the “Klein Karoo” on horseback and capture the essence of the Klein Karoo.

Activities De Rust Area

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Soaring cliff walls with spectacular rock formations line the 25km tarred road which leads along the floor of the gorge, crossing the “Groot River” 25 times. This is a gateway between the Klein & Great Karoo. A beautiful waterfall is nestled in the poort, easy walking distance from the road.

De Rustica Olive Estate

De Rustica Olive Estate

De Rustica Olive Estate consistently produces award winning extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality. The estate is passionate about its range of olive oils, and all are blended to perfection to create a top quality range to suit all tastes.

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