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Karoo Heartland

Karoo Heartland, Eastern CapeThe Karoo Heartland has changed from a sheep farming outback to the new hip, as the powerful magnet of beautiful starry skies, wide open spaces, austere but intense scenery and quaint farming towns steeped in history, are experienced as a wonderful escape from the city. Windmills are iconic, as is the arid vegetation, but now Karoo towns have been transformed by artists, hoteliers, and restaurateurs seeking a lifestyle other than that offered by the country’s cities. They leave their mark with...

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Union High win regional hockey challenge Union High win regional hockey challenge

Union High became the first team to qualify for the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge provincial finals when they won

Kaba says right attitude a priority Kaba says right attitude a priority

FNB NMMU-Madibaz captain Kevin Kaba believes the right attitude will go a long towards making his team competitive when the FNB Va

NMMU, Bestmed develop young athletes NMMU, Bestmed develop young athletes

NMMU will focus on developing and attracting young athletes when the Bestmed Madibaz Top 10 Athletics Meeting for schools takes pl

Waterfalls, walks and wild trout Waterfalls, walks and wild trout

Natural features are special, touching us all in different ways, but always leaving an indelible imprint on each our souls. When..

The Story-time Town The Story-time Town

Somerset East is pure history, in the form of heroes, warriors, rogues and vagabonds going back to the early settler days

Carpe Diem Carpe Diem

In Camdeboo, flyfishingman Edward Truter and his buddies seize the day (and the carp). Flyfishing for carp seem as unlikely a ...

Cradock Spa Hot Springs, Eastern Cape Cradock Spa Hot Springs, Eastern Cape

The Cradock Spa just outside Cradock uses natural hot sulphur springs to fill both an indoor hot pool, and an outdoor pool.

Camdeboo National Park Camdeboo National Park

Visitors can now overnight in Camdeboo National Park, at a new campsite and tented camp on the shore of Nqweba Dam.

Thrift Dam, fly fishing heaven near Tarkastad, Eastern Cape Thrift Dam, fly fishing heaven near Tarkastad, Eastern Cape

Thrift Dam is the most easterly and largest of the new trout fisheries near Tarkastad in the Eastern Cape. It is a legend amongst

Commando Drift Nature Reserve, Tarkastad, Eastern Cape Commando Drift Nature Reserve, Tarkastad, Eastern Cape

The scenic Commando Drift nature reserve in the Eastern Cape, is ideal for fishermen, hikers and others who just want to relax ...

Walter Battiss Art Gallery and Museum, Somerset East Walter Battiss Art Gallery and Museum, Somerset East

The Walter Batiss Art Gallery and Museum in Somerset East is based in a beautiful old building that started life as an Officers..

Heatherby’s Heritage Rose Sanctuary, Somerset East Heatherby’s Heritage Rose Sanctuary, Somerset East

Heatherby's Heritage Rose Sanctuary in Somerset East, are specialist growers of fragrant, old-fashioned, heritage roses.

The Queens Casino, Queenstown, Eastern Cape The Queens Casino, Queenstown, Eastern Cape

The Queens Casino has a focal railway theme and is a hub of entertainment in Queenstown that caters to the whole family.

Tsolwana Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Tsolwana Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

The Tsolwana Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is an 8500 hectare reserve situated on the edge of the Winterberg Mountain range ...

Kranskop hiking trail, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape Kranskop hiking trail, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape

The fairly easy Kranskop Hiking Trial on the Goedehoop farm in Dordrecht, Eastern Cape takes you 10km to the summit of Kranskop.

Ramino Guest Farm, Eastern Cape - near Hanover Ramino Guest Farm, Eastern Cape - near Hanover

Ramino Guest Farm is located in the Karoo Heartland on the border between the Eastern and Northern Cape Karoo, near Hanover

Highland Home Country Guest House, Winterberg, Eastern Cape Highland Home Country Guest House, Winterberg, Eastern Cape

Highland Home Country Guest House is situated in the picturesque Winterberg, forming part of the beautiful Eastern Cape ...

Hester Rupert Art Museum, Graaff-Reinet Hester Rupert Art Museum, Graaff-Reinet

The Hester Rupert Art Museum houses 126 works from 106 South African artists – all of with great human or natural heritage value

Outdoor Activities with Adrenaline Junkies, Cradock Outdoor Activities with Adrenaline Junkies, Cradock

Enjoy the great outdoors around Cradock actively. Adrenaline Junkies offers abseiling, river rafting, MTB and other activities

Great Fish River Museum and Schreiner House, Cradock Great Fish River Museum and Schreiner House, Cradock

Schreiner House and the Great Fish River Museum display stories and histories that capture the heart of the Karoo and South Africa

Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape

Encompassing both plains and mountain terrain, the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock protects the rare Cape Mountain Zebra

Frans Boekkoi Sculpture Gallery, Nieu-Bethesda Frans Boekkoi Sculpture Gallery, Nieu-Bethesda

Nieu-Bethesda Sculptor Frans Boekkoi's works are world famous, and tell of "the nostalgia of more innocent times, lost in thought"

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, Nieu-Bethesda Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, Nieu-Bethesda

Take a fossil tour to the fossil bearing rocks of Nieu-Bethesda and look back 253 million years into the time before the dinosaurs

The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape

Nieu-Bethesda resident Helen Martin left behind a transformational legacy in The Owl House, and conjecture as to her inspiration

Camdeboo National Park & Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape Camdeboo National Park & Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape

The ancient and unique Karoo Heartland has proclaimed protection in the Camdeboo National Park and in the Valley of Desolation

Willowmore Caravan Park, Camping & Caravan Site, Willowmore Willowmore Caravan Park, Camping & Caravan Site, Willowmore

Willowmore Caravan Park & campsite is situated in the town of Willowmore, which is the gateway to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness...

Carochalet, Camping & Caravan Site, Middleburg, Eastern Cape Carochalet, Camping & Caravan Site, Middleburg, Eastern Cape

Carochalet camping and caravan site is situated in Middleburg, a convenient stopover point for travelers...

Camping at Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock Camping at Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock

Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock offers camping, caravaning, self-catering cottages and the small Doornhoef Guesthouse

Mountain Zebra National Park Mountain Zebra National Park

Up until fairly recently, graceful, cheeky mountain zebras were the undisputed lords of this beautiful Karoo park near Cradock...

Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route

Self Drive Route 4 is a scenic route through quaint country towns from Johannesburg to the Garden Route via Golden Gate and Addo..