Things to do in the Area

KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Always popular as a day trip – packed lunches are available on request to ensure you can spend maximum time in our beautiful Karoo. Bird Hides and Fossil Exploring Trails


CHRIS BARNARD MUSEUM

Beaufort West became the first municipality in South Africa in February 1837 and had the first town hall in the Country. Today this forms part of the museum and houses the magnificent display of awards and interesting details and artefacts relating to Professor Chris Barnard, who performed the World’s first heart transplant in 1967 – he is a born and bred Karoo Lad Tel: 0234152308


BIRDING

The Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology based at the University of Cape Town, studies the social interaction of birds with the Karoo ecology on Lemoenfontein Farm. We have already identified close to 200 different species. For the Bird Lover our Farm offers excellent opportunities for sighting and memorable picture moments.


GUIDED BIRDING TRIPS

Contact Japie Claassen +27(0)837247916 for a private, very informative experience about our local birds, fauna and flora – he is an experienced birder and a Honorary Ranger of the South African Parks


SUNDOWNER DONKEY CART TRIPS

The traditional mode of transportation in the Karoo. Enjoy a Sundowner Tour of the Historical Area of Beaufort West or Kwa Mandlenkosi Township by African Kombi Tours. Tel: 0234153226


ROCK ART

Visit the rock engraving complex at Nelspoort. Contact Laurence Rathenam for more details and appointments 0716142051


SCENIC DRIVES

Molteno Pass, De Jagers Pass, Teekloof Pass and Oukloof Pass


GOLF

Enjoy a round of golf under blue Karoo Skies on one of the very few Karoo grass courses Tel: 0234143050

 

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