Nestled amongst the vineyards just off Route 62, overlooking Calitzdorp is the magnificent Calitzdorp Country House. It is beautifully furnished with antiques and offers spectacular views across a valley of orchards to the majestic Swartberg Mountains
De Denne, a four-star country guest house enveloped in farmlands in the heart of the Klein Karoo, South Africa, just outside the town of Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. Offering tranquility, spectacular views and soul touching moments.
Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellowwood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture.
The funky Karoo Art Hotel is situated in the farming village of Barrydale,on the scenic Route 62 between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. The country hotel offers 15 individually decorated rooms and has a regional specialty restaurant.
The Queen's Hotel is the third oldest hotel in South Africa. An oasis of colonial elegance and wired modern convenience in the heart of Oudtshoorn - the capital of the beautiful semi-arid Klein Karoo. Finished in 1880, this grand dame of South African hoteliery.
Highgate is the world’s oldest ostrich show farm. Here you will learn more about the world’s largest living species of bird that is native to Africa. Pop in to The Pepper Tree Restaurant which serves fine local cuisine, and gourmet coffee.
De Krans Wines is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo and dates back to 1890. The cellar has won more than 600 medals and awards since 1980 and is widely regarded as one of the best and most innovative port-style producers in South Africa.
The Klein Karoo is every nature and culture lover’s paradise! Panoramic vistas and mountain passes grace our evergreen landscape. Discover the uniqueness of the Swartberg Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site); the fauna and flora of our unspoiled and diverse vegetation biomes; or stargaze under picturesque starlit skies which reveal our own "high five".
2-day Eco Excursion Valid from 1 October 2014 to 31 September 2015. Enjoy this 2-day tour which takes you across the Swartberg Mountains, to a local wine farm, an ostrich show farm, and to the world famous Cango Caves – whilst experiencing the warm local hospitality.
MinWater offers a range of activities with a focus on our amazing diversity of wildlife and true nature experiences. These include interpretive nature tours, nature school, environmental education, training, bird watching, hiking, camping and 4x4 trails.
We are passionate about the Klein Karoo and its people. Learn more about our social upliftment and environmental awareness programs.
The H.O.P.E Foundation currently supports diverse social and cultural initiatives. Our partnership with “Karos and Kambro”, a performing arts initiative , focus on our vulnerable youth whilst our school programs in the Cango Valley and Katatara attends to the needs of these impoverished rural communities.
The H.O.P.E. Foundation focuses most of its conservation initiatives on projects within the Swartberg Mountains where our conservation programmes ensure that this (UNESCO) World Heritage Site is appreciated by our current generation and preserved for future generations.