Posted by maryparker on March 17th, 2013

The town is situated in the Karoo, so one should expect a very warm visit. To distract you from the heat, Colesberg offers many activities, for the water sport enthusiast, the Gariep Damn is the perfect day out.

The little town is surrounded by ‘koppies’ (hills) making for an attractive sight. The most famous hill in the town is Coleskop, which can be seen from a distance of over 40km. The curious thing about this hill is that as one travels towards it, it never seems to get closer.

The area is also rich in history. Colesberg comprises of many national monuments such as the Colesberg-Kemper Museum. The Museum started in 1942 when GL Kemper donated his very own personal collection of historical artefacts to the town’s municipality. Now, run by Colesberg Historical Society, one is able to see a collection of reptile fossils, Anglo-Boer War photos and artefacts- a toy collection dating back to the 1800s.

The museum is also able to organise tours of the farms and of the district, for the guests who wants to know more and leave with a better understanding of what the area is about, the environment and life style.

When visiting this little town, one should enjoy an Anglo-Boer War Tour and the Tankwa-Karoo National Park. An exciting activity to try out would be to visit the Doornkloof Nature Reserve with hiking and mountain bike trails. An overnight hut is also included in all of this to complete the sense of adventure one will be exposed to.

Visitors who have a love for horses will appreciate the option of visiting a working HorseMill, This visit will be more interesting as it is one of the country’s last working horse mills.

A busy day of site-seeing can leave one rather hungry. Popping into any one of the several restaurants in the town to enjoy traditional pub-style food or local Karoo dishes will do just the trick in curing the hunger pains.

Golfers will love the luxury Golf course not only because Gary Player designed the 9-hole golf course at the Colesberg Golf Club.  But here, one can find a driving range, bar and locker room.

So, as one drives from Cape Town to Johannesburg or vice versa, be sure to stop over in Colesberg,where you are sure to findapeaceful, yet exciting visit before continuing with further adventures and travelling.

If you love adventures and travelling and you would like to embark on a trip to South Africa any time soon, it is probably time you became familiar with its major tourist attractions, including Colesberg and Johannesburg. We invite you to our website for more information.

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