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Colesberg, Upper Karoo - Things to do


Colesberg is the largest Northern Cape town on the N1, 623km from Johannesburg and 280km south of Kimberley.

Surrounded by koppies and flanked by the towering Coleskop, when the sun slips to the horizon, brushing the skies with brilliant hues, Coleskop's former name, Toverberg (Magic Mountain), seems more appropriate.

So named because, for the traveller, it is visible from 40km but appears to get no closer. In 1814, a mission station was built here in the hope of bringing peace to the volatile frontier area of the Cape Colony.

Accommodation near Colesberg, Upper Karoo

Rietpoort Guesthouse - Britstown, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering

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Rietpoort Guesthouse (close to the N12 near Britstown, Northern Cape) is the perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg - be it for one night only or a few days to start your holiday in countryside elegance and restful comfort. Two beautifully decorated cottages offer real old-world-atmosphere with stink wood and antique furniture. Each cottage consists of a kitchenette, lounge/living ...

Rooidam Cottages - Britstown, Self Catering

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If you're looking for an overnight stay or quick stop over between the Cape Peninsula and Gauteng then accommodation in Britstown in the form of Rooidam Cottages is exactly what you are looking for. The cosy Rooidam Cottages invites those that find themselves on the halfway mark on the N12, a kilometer of the road, to retire for a night or two to cuddle up to the cosy cottages. Away from city ...

Gemsbokfontein Guest Farm - Britstown, Guest Farms, Guest House

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Gemsbokfontein is a working farm that welcomes guests to enjoy their warm hospitality and comfortable rooms. Children roam freely and along with workers can explore the farm and see how the farm is run. Farming with cattle, sheep, goats and poultry. You will also meet Babe, the pig who thinks she is a dog and welcomes you as one, then after the greeting falls over and sleeps out of pure ...

Kambro Accommodation and Farm Stall - Britstown, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan and Camping, Self Catering

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Welcome to Kambro Accommodation and Farm Stall. This Britstown accommodation is on the N12, 21 km on the northern side of Britstown and halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. We offer six grassed caravan sites and ten self-catering chalets. The chalets are fully equipped and have also air conditioning. Each unit has a barbeque area with wood. One can buy meat, etc. at the farmstall. The ablution ...

Transkaroo Country Lodge - Britstown, Backpackers Lodges, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge

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The Britstown accommodation Transkaroo Country Lodge has just about a hundred years of heritage and history under the lodge's belt, and guests can be certain that at the Transkaroo Country Lodge, it's remarkably welcoming staff will do everything in their power to make your stay an unforgettable and relaxing one. In this accommodation in Britstown there are sixteen lodge bedrooms and nine backpacker ...

Toverberg Guest Houses - Colesberg, Guest House, Self Catering

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The Toverberg Guest Houses are a selection of beautifully restored Karoo townhouses in the quiet and historic Bell Street in Colesberg. This accommodation in Colesberg is a traveler's oasis on the main routes to the interior and the coast. The Toverberg Guest Houses are perfect for an overnight stay for weary travelers. This Colesberg accommodation is welcoming to children as well as pets. ...

The Horse and Mill Guesthouse - Colesberg, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House

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If your needing accommodation in Colesberg, then come experience living in Traditional Karoo Houses built in the 1800's that have been declared national monuments. The Horse and Mill has an English Pub and Restaurant on the premises where you can enjoy the most delicious country pies or just relax with a drink after your tiresome journey. Enjoy wonderful Karoo Hospitality at the Horse & Mill's ...

Kuilfontein Stable Cottages and The Paddocks - Colesberg, Bed and Breakfast, Lodge

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Kuilfontein Stable Cottages offer wonderful B&B accommodation in Colesberg Northern Cape. This historic racehorse stud and sheep farm has been in the family since 1876. The Cottages are converted stable quarters offering comfort and country style. Crisp white cotton linen, feather pillows and mohair blankets await you in rooms that have been decorated beautifully. There are two luxury units, ...

Nanna Rous Town House - Colesberg, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering

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Nanna Rous Town House is the perfect accommodation in Colesberg, Northern Cape to stop over for the night. This Bed and Breakfast was built in 1860 and its church and Manse were built in 1830 now converted into the best B&B accommodation Colesberg could offer. Nanna Rous Town House provides comfortable, affordable accommodation for travelers and is set in a quaint Cottage Garden, you will immediately ...

The Barracks - Colesberg, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering

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The Barracks is a B&B that was built in 1851 and renovated in 2004. This comfortable and spacious Colesberg Accommodation has double rooms, all with private access, their own bathrooms (each with a bath and separate shower) and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay and all rooms have TV's with DSTV. The property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer ...

Things to do near Colesberg, Upper Karoo

Britstown Tourism - Britstown, Tourism Information

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Britstown is a small farming town situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town is named after Hans Brits who settled here after he accompanied David Livingstone on a venture into the interior. Hans Brits then settled on a farm he named Gemsbokfontein, which is where Britstown now stands. Soon after the discovery of diamonds at Hopetown and Kimberley, Brits realised that he ...

In the heart of sunny Northern Cape, lies a place that displays what to do in Britstown in the form of a farm styled expedition but a jack-in-the-box full of surprises, fun and art. Situated a mere 30km away from Britstown, inspired and highly creative Doornkuil combines the Karoo's age old love for art with accommodation which means the guest gets more than a stay or stop over but they also ...

Colesberg Tourism - Colesberg, Tourism Information

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Colesberg is the largest Northern Cape town on the N1, 623km from Johannesburg and 280km south of Kimberley. Surrounded by koppies and flanked by the towering Coleskop, when the sun slips to the horizon, brushing the skies with brilliant hues, Coleskop's former name, Toverberg (Magic Mountain), seems more appropriate. So named because, for the traveller, it is visible from 40km but ...

A typical Horse Mill was reconstructed by a Mr T Vorster in an old coach house in Bell street in Colesberg, where the mill can be viewed. This old couch house became the Horse and Mill Pub and Restaurant, where you can enjoy wonderful Karoo fair in the atmosphere of Old World Charm. Try the delicious home made lamb, venison, and chicken pies as a light lunch or the delectable lamb stew. ...

Bordeaux Restaurant - Colesberg, Where to eat

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Karoo lamb chops served on a bed of rice and gravy at the Bordeaux Restaurant is the answer to "˜where to eat in Colesberg?' The restaurant and coffee hub is nowhere near conventional but holds the essence of true Karoo hospitality and fine traditional cuisine. Located on possibly the most famous street in Colesberg AKA Church Street, this Northern Cape eatery is a vibrant and an unpredictable ...

De Aar Tourism - De Aar, Tourism Information

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De Aar, the third largest town in the Northern Cape, is centrally located on the main railway line between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Namibia and tarred roads to surrounding towns. The name De Aar refers to the underground water supply in arteries with all of De Aar's water coming from boreholes. 68 boreholes in the surrounding area of the town, ensure the water supply. ...

Seekoei Rivier Restaurant - Hanover, Where to eat

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Traditional Karoo Cuisine. We do romantic dinners for two on the "Star Deck", Veldt Braais in the Koppies, sundowners at the Hippo Pool, big 3 course dinners, lights lunches, Champaign Breakfasts small functions and weddings. Add a 400 bottle underground wine cellar, Karoo Lamb, Springbuck Steak, Warthog Carpaccio, beautiful sunsets, gardens, stars and birds and you get the idea of the ...

Hanover Tourism - Hanover, Tourism Information

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Once part of the Graaff-Reinet district and known as Bo-Zeekoeirivier. As the farming community grew, a community centre was needed and, in 1854, the 8 656ha farm, Petrusvallei, was bought for 33 333 Rixdollars (R5 000). The former owner asked that the proposed town be called Hanover as his ancestors came from the German city. Walk through town and discover old furrows and historic buildings. ...

Orange River Game Trail - Hopetown, Hiking trails

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Situated on a game farm along the banks of the Orange River in the Hopetown area. Two 1-day circular routes of 14 km and 17 km. Farmhouse equipped with beds and toilet facilities. Hikers must provide their own food, sleeping bags, stoves, cooking utensils and first-aid equipment. Wood and barbecue facilities provided. No dogs or firearms allowed. Information provided with courtesy of ...

Hopetown Tourism - Hopetown, Tourism Information

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Hopetown is odd. It is said the widow of the first owner of the farm, De Kalk, wore a small anchor. A servant was told it represented hope and made an imitation from tin which was nailed to the farm entrance. In 1866 a diamond, "˜Eureka', was found and, in 1868, on the farm Zandfontein, the 83,5 carat "˜Star of South Africa' diamond was discovered. Today, Hopetown is ...

Known as the Willy Wonka of popcorn of the upper Karoo, Biggie Popcorn is exactly where to eat in Hopetown. This popcorn and country shop has been popping the most scrumptious, most crunchiest and the freshest popcorn possibly in the world since the year 1991.At Biggie Popcorn, popcorn is not just a snack but a delicacy not just junk food but a staple. A staple that is prepared and served with the ...

Prieska Tourism - Prieska, Tourism Information

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Prieska is situated on the south bank of the Orange River at the foot of the Doringberg and it was originally named Prieschap, a Khoisan word meaning "place of the lost she-goat". It is renowned for its semi-precious stones. The Schumann Rock Collection, including semiprecious stones and Khoisan stone implements, can be viewed at the municipal offices. The area between Prieska and Vioolsdrif ...

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis - Richmond, Where to eat

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Vetmuis Plaaskombuis was established in July 2008. The idea of the business started with the dream Kobie had of making a difference in Richmond by serving "tea, cake and counselling for R25.00". It then became a coffeeshop which served breakfasts and light lunches, and eventually evolved into serving hearty Karoo meals to people who booked their evening meals. On 1 Junie 2010 Vetmuis ...

Richmond Tourism - Richmond, Tourism Information

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Richmond is placed in the heart of the Groot Karoo Desert and is ideally situated as the perfect stopover. This town is blessed with miles and miles of beautiful mountains. The town also have many wonderful accommodation establishments suitable to fit every travellers need. Richmond has a museum dedicated to the horse, one of the only two in the world. Make a point to visit Richmond, ...

Vanderkloof Tourism - Vanderkloof, Tourism Information

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Vanderkloof is named after the farm on which the Vanderkloof Dam is situated, the town was built to house people building the dam. Today it is a flourishing holiday resort. It boasts the highest dam wall in the country (108m) and links the Northern Cape to the Free State. ...

Victoria West Tourism - Victoria West, Tourism Information

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Established in 1843 and named after Queen Victoria of England. Victoria West marks the beginning of the Diamond Way, lying on the main route from Cape Town to Kimberley. In 1866 diamond fever was sparked with the discovery of the gem at Hopetown and then at Kimberley. The railway from Cape Town was also lured north but, perplexingly, missed Victoria West by 12km (See Hutchinson). Though Victoria ...

Fraserburg Tourism - Fraserburg, Tourism Information

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Fraserburg is a comfortable 5 hour drive from Cape Town. It is one of the most authentic and well preserved Karoo towns left in South Africa. It is a quiet and peaceful place where one can truly get away from it all without compromising on comfort, style and fun. For the more adventurous there are numerous hiking trails which are quite breathtaking. There are also a number of 4x4 trails which ...

Loxton Tourism - Loxton, Tourism Information

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Loxton, the most beautiful town in the Upper Karoo. Loxton, eighty kilometres west of Victoria West on the tarred R63, is one of those rare Karoo villages that has plenty of trees. It's pretty and really peaceful, although the lack of activity on the streets belies the life going on behind closed doors. ...

Noupoort Tourism - Noupoort, Tourism Information

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Noupoort The railway gave this village life. In 1883, when the railway line was diverted to Colesberg, a station had to be built here and it was called after one of the farms, Naauwpoort. Noupoort is the more modern version of the name and means "Narrow Pass". In 1883 the line was constructed from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein. A junction was established here to link the Port ...

Orania Tourism - Orania, Tourism Information

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Orania, originally built for construction workers in 1970 on the impressive Orange River Project, stood empty for years until a group of Afrikaners purchased the town with some surrounding land as a pilot project and starting point for Afrikaner settlement and the establishment of an Afrikaner volkstaat. Orania offers an example of the "˜traditional' Afrikaner way of life and also ...

Petrusville Tourism - Petrusville, Tourism Information

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Petrusville is a quiet but beautiful suburb in the Northern Cape and was named after Petrus van der Walt who was the owner of the farm at the time. Petrusville is a typical Upper Karoo semi-desert suburb with flat hilltops. The stillness and open fields allow for complete relaxation. ...

Phillipstown Tourism - Phillipstown, Tourism Information

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Phillipstown, founded in 1863 as a church center, the town was named after Sir Philip Wodehouse, Governor of the Cape. Philipstown is ideal for retirement. Philipstown has a Dutch Reformed Church and a Reformed Church, 3 general dealers, post office, police station, magistrates court, clinic and ambulance service, service station and liquor store. ...

Vosburg Tourism - Vosburg, Tourism Information

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Vosburg has relatively low crime rate[1] and features many 18th century buildings. Vosburg is an ideal stop-over on route to the West Coast or Cape Town from Gauteng. No traffic congestion here! Peace and quiet is in abundance here! Hunting is big in Vosburg. Springbok abound and a lot of farmers offer hunting packages. This area contains some ancient Bushmen history. Bushmen paintings, graves ...

Modderrivier Tourism - Modderrivier, Tourism Information

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Modder River lies south of Kimberley, near the confluence of the Riet and Modder Rivers in the vicinity of three monuments commemorating the Anglo-Boer War Battle of Modder River. Today, this settlement and the nearby town of Ritchie is known for its irrigation and stockfarming. ...

Griquatown Tourism - Griquatown, Tourism Information

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Griquatown is known for its semiprecious stones, tiger's eye and jasper. The town is a centre for stockbreeding. Places of interest is the Witsand Nature Reserve, Mary Moffat Museum and the Andries Waterboer's Grave, is a must see when in this picturesque town with quite a history. ...

Marydale Tourism - Marydale, Tourism Information

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Marydale is a quite little town in the Northern Cape. Its an ideal breakaway holiday destination if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The town's main focus is sheep farming. Water sports can be enjoys at the Boegoeberg Dam and they also boast with the beautiful Kokerboom Forest. ...

Norvalspont Tourism - Norvalspont, Tourism Information

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Norvalspont is situated on the borders of the Northern Cape, Free State and the Eastern Cape. Spectacular sunsets and beautiful night skies can be seen from this small village. You can enjoy the fresh, clean Karoo air while having fun, river rafting along the Orange River. ...


Map of Colesberg Tourism in Colesberg, Upper Karoo


Colesberg Tourism

GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 5' 52.7" E / 30° 42' 59.7" S

By Car / Driving

Directions to Colesberg Tourism in Colesberg, Upper Karoo

Departing: Bloemfontein Airport
Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 2 hours 17 mins
1.Head south
Go through 1 roundabout
1.9 km
2.Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein7.2 km
3.Turn left onto Nelson Mandela Rd1.2 km
4.Turn left onto Markgraaff St0.6 km
5.Continue onto President Boshof St0.7 km
6.Continue onto Kolbe Ave1.0 km
7.Continue onto Curie Ave1.8 km
8.Continue onto Jagersfontein Rd2.7 km
9.Turn left to merge onto N1 toward Colesberg154 km
10.Turn left to stay on N160.9 km
11.Take the exit toward R580.4 km
12.Turn right onto R580.7 km
13.Continue onto Station Rd0.2 km
14.Turn right onto Main Rd0.2 km
15.Turn left onto D' Urban Row
Destination will be on the right
0.2 km

Nearest Airport

Bloemfontein Airport - Bloemfontein


President Jacob Zuma renamed Bloemfontein International Airport to Bram Fischer International Airport on 13 December 2012. Bram Fischer was a lawyer notable for anti-apartheid activism.

Bram Fischer International Airport caters for more than 400 000 passengers per year and is only 15 kilometres from Bloemfontein city centre.

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Norvalspont, Upper Karoo » 36 mins 41.0 km
Noupoort, Upper Karoo » 38 mins 55.9 km
Hanover, Upper Karoo » 46 mins 75.3 km
Phillipstown, Upper Karoo » 1 hour 29 mins 79.6 km
Petrusville, Upper Karoo » 1 hour 24 mins 91.8 km
Vanderkloof, Upper Karoo » 1 hour 41 mins 108 km
Orania, Upper Karoo » 2 hours 2 mins 136 km
Richmond, Upper Karoo » 1 hour 18 mins 136 km
De Aar, Upper Karoo » 1 hour 35 mins 139 km
Hopetown, Upper Karoo » 2 hours 35 mins 177 km
Britstown, Upper Karoo » 2 hours 12 mins 189 km
Victoria West, Upper Karoo » 2 hours 31 mins 248 km
Vosburg, Upper Karoo » 3 hours 4 mins 251 km
Modderrivier, Upper Karoo » 3 hours 31 mins 261 km
Prieska, Upper Karoo » 3 hours 50 mins 319 km
Griquatown, Upper Karoo » 4 hours 41 mins 328 km
Loxton, Upper Karoo » 3 hours 38 mins 329 km
Marydale, Upper Karoo » 4 hours 42 mins 391 km
Fraserburg, Upper Karoo » 5 hours 2 mins 428 km



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