The farm Amalienstein was bought by the Berlin Missionary Society in 1850. Two mission stations were completed in 1853 in the building style of a century ago. The town was named after Frau Amalie von Stein who donated the money to purchase the land. The mission stations were transferred to the Dutch Reformed Church during […]


This village also lies on Route 62 and overlooks the Gamka River Valley. The surrounding landscape is mostly fertile farmland, but is also renowned for the beautiful mountain scenery. Adventure And Sport Adventure Opportunities: Calitzdorp has a variety of outdoor activities to offer, such as horse trails, mountain-biking, canoeing, fishing, 4×4 routes and hiking. Birds: […]

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This village lies at the southern entrance to Meiringspoort and is an area of exquisite beauty. The town was founded in 1900 on a portion of Meiring’s farm. Petrus Meiring explored the vast world of the Karoo and discovered the route through the Swartberg Mountain Range, which then became known as Meiringspoort. The town is […]


Oudtshoorn is best known for its ostrich farms, which thrive in the arid, semi-desert conditions of the Little Karoo. It was at the centre of the ostrich-feather industry that flourished at the turn of the twentieth century. Oudtshoorn is also the principal town of the Little Karoo and is surrounded by the Swartberg and Outeniqua […]


This small and tranquil town came about by the joining of two towns, namely Hopedale and Lyon. It was initially known as a centre for wagon-building and the ostrich-feather industry, but today the town is mainly a farming centre. Uniondale is situated next to the Langkloof and the farms in the area mainly carry sheep […]


This small town between Ladismith and Mossel Bay was established in 1904. Adventure And Sport Four-by-four Routes: The 4×4 trail into the Rooiberg Mountains, north of the town, present lovely views of the Valley of Ten Thousand Hills. Donkey-cart ride: Enjoy a ride on a donkey-cart and visit all the local places of interest at […]