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Find your slice of wild across the golden plains of the Karoo Heartland. Discover worlds within worlds of wildlife thundering, swooping, running free across vast national parks and game reserves. Cycle the silent back roads of the Karoo, climb to towering heights with sweeping views, paddle the ancient Fish River. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of our beautiful region, its history, art and culture. 

Experience the Karoo Heartland

The Stone Folk is a new permanent outdoor installation of stone figures ...

Art

We have 30km of single track trails running through the indigenous forest ...

NB: No booking necessary as the trails are open during the normal ...

The old powder magazine stands alone on the hill to the north ...

The Angler & Antelope is nestled in the heart of Somerset East, ...

Koedoeskloof The Koedoeskloof 4×4 Trail provides a 7-kilometre drive to the top ...

When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors on a mountain bike, we ...

The former Residency, situated diagonally opposite Reinet House at the end of ...

Barend Jacobus Pienaar was born in 1817, in die district, Steilkrans, Graaff-Reinet. ...

Whether you are a novice or a bundu bashing expert, you will ...

With a variety of routes both easy and technical, Samara offers mountain ...

Samara is one of few game reserves where walking forms an integral ...

The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet ...

Every Saturday at 7:00am (October – March) & 8:00am (April – September). ...

Welcome to Karoo River Rafting and Cabins. Set in the stunning surrounds of the ...

While limited privately sponsored library facilities were available in Graaff-Reinet from about ...

There is something very special about staying at Glen Avon. It’s a ...

Weird to some, wonderful to others, the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda is ...

Art

Soon after the first shots were fired between the Boers and the ...

Treat yourself to an authentic Karoo Spa Experience.   Choose between a ...

The history of Grootfontein dates back to 1781 when a certain Hendrik ...

NTE At Hello Healthi we offer a holistic personalized path to your ...

Somerset East parkrun takes place every Saturday at 8:00am. Every week we ...

Situated in the picturesque town of Nieu-Bethesda, and home of the famous ...

Prepare to be awed by our Big Sky Karoo on display at ...

Join us on a guided mountain bike trail in the Camdeboo National ...

NTE Ganora Guest Farm A circular walk from Nieu-Bethesda over the saddle ...

4×4 Trails for both vehicles and motorcycles: follow us along some of the ...

Explore the Sneeuberg mountains by bike. The farm has a variety of ...

In 1988 South Africa celebrated the 300th anniversary of the arrival of ...

You can choose to do easy rides, setup by Soeren Mades, near ...

The Graaff-Reinet Museum or “Reinet House”, formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, ...

The Cradock Four were a group of four anti-apartheid activists who were abducted ...

Ganora Fossil Walk After a visit to the fossil museum, visitors are ...

The large erf at the southern extremity of Market Square, on which ...

The Somerset East Museum is nestled at the foot of the Boschberg ...

Ganora Guest Farm is a sheep farm situated just outside Nieu Bethesda in the ...

Glen Avon Waterfall Hike In addition to the three self-guided trails visitors ...

Graaff Reinet’s first recorded church was in Church Street. Building of a ...

Cheetahs in the Wild Our Reserve Manager, Gerhard de Lange’s passion for ...

Welcome to Die Tuishuise & Victoria Manor, award winning, authentic South African ...

Valley of Desolation – a geological phenomenon that is situated in the Camdeboo ...

JK Rowling, creator of the billion-dollar boarding school fantasy series, is famous ...

Located in the Camdeboo National Park outside Graaff Reinet, the Valley of ...

Empowering you to take charge of your health and life purpose through ...

Olive Schreiner House at 9 Cross Street in Cradock is one of the houses in ...

TBE We are proud to introduce Karoo Comfort Zone, established in 2007, ...

Walter Battiss was a master of oil painting and is still considered ...

Art

The largest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, award-winning Samara is ...

The museum offers a literary and /or a historical walking tour of Old Cradock.  The ...

Restaurant and deli based in Bedford, Eastern Cape. Come and browse our ...

Jansenville’s Museum, better known as the Sid Fourie House, stands on Brug ...

Winter Special Offer Plan your Karoo getaway with exclusive rates starting at ...

Deep in the Karoo Heartland – along a dirt road and, seemingly, in the ...

Beneath the branches of the sweeping willows, the expansive reach of the ...

These routes include one day, two day and three day trails that ...

Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo has secured exclusive access to several ...

The Camdeboo National Park is a 19000ha gem in the Karoo Heartland ...

Three months after the end of the first World War a public ...

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