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Full-Day Swartberg Mountain Tour from Oudtshoorn

Full-Day Swartberg Mountain Tour from Oudtshoorn - Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Duration: Flexible
Location: Oudtshoorn, South Africa

From USD
$126.02

This full-day guided nature tour of the 27 kilometer Swartberg Pass (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), includes leisure optional scenic walks on the Swartberg Pass offering panoramic views over the Klein and Great Karoo at the "top" of the Pass ( 1568 m above sea level).

The tour begins by vehicle from your Oudtshoorn guesthouse in the morning after breakfast. Traveling north to the southern foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, you’ll enjoy a 3,200 foot drive up the winding Swartberg Pass ... More info ›

This full-day guided nature tour of the 27 kilometer Swartberg Pass (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), includes leisure optional scenic walks on the Swartberg Pass offering panoramic views over the Klein and Great Karoo at the "top" of the Pass ( 1568 m above sea level).

The tour begins by vehicle from your Oudtshoorn guesthouse in the morning after breakfast. Traveling north to the southern foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, you’ll enjoy a 3,200 foot drive up the winding Swartberg Pass. The Pass has a gravel dry-stone surface and was constructed by renowned road engineer, Thomas Bain over a four year period, opening to traffic in 1888. Its construction required extreme manual labour and, as a result, remains as solid as it was when it was first built.

From the summit of the Swartberg Pass, 5,180 feet above sea level, you will enjoy picture perfect panoramic views over the Klein- and Great Karoo. The area is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Monument. From here you will depart on a scenic walk.

Along the way, enjoy the panoramic views of sandstone formations sculpted over 300 million years. It may be possible to spot an agile klipspringer (small antelope), soaring Verreaux’s eagle, jackal buzzard, or even several species of sunbirds feasting on the nectar of protea plants. You’ll pass diverse other fynbos species such as “cone bush,” and “pin cushion” plants and learn about the need for conservation of these unique natural resources and habitats. 

The tranquility and serenity of this unique experience reflects the essence of a bygone era where wagons and riders on horseback were familiar sights.

From here you can enjoy another leisurely scenic walks on the Swartberg Pass observing the diverse fynbos and bird species endemic to this protected vegetational biome.

Optional leisure hike on a mountain trail can be enjoyed offering 170 kilometer views over the Great Karoo. The trails are of moderate intensity and no formal hiking gear, apart from proper shoes, is required. After a full day of exploring, the tour concludes with a drop-off at your Oudtshoorn accommodations.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. All hiking is moderately difficult, and no additional equipment, beyond sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing, is needed. Entrance to the Nature Reserve is included, but food and drink are not. The tour may be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

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Klein Karoo Stargazing Experience in Oudtshoorn

Klein Karoo Stargazing Experience in Oudtshoorn - Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Duration: Flexible
Location: Oudtshoorn, South Africa

From USD
$30.17

Please enjoy this 60 minute journey through our Milky Way to explore the “High 5” visible in the Southern celestial hemisphere this time of the year.

Embark on a stargazing experience from several Oudtshoorn based guest houses on the outskirts of town which offer clear night skies. These guest houses are: Mount Noah, Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages; De Zeekoe Guest Farm; Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and Surval Boutique Olive Estate ... More info ›

Please enjoy this 60 minute journey through our Milky Way to explore the “High 5” visible in the Southern celestial hemisphere this time of the year.

Embark on a stargazing experience from several Oudtshoorn based guest houses on the outskirts of town which offer clear night skies. These guest houses are: Mount Noah, Berluda Farmhouse and Cottages; De Zeekoe Guest Farm; Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and Surval Boutique Olive Estate. The stargazing starts from 8pm and times can be contracted as preferred. Guests who have booked accommodation at other guest houses can book supper at any of these stargazing venues and enjoy the stargazing after supper. Alternatively guests can only book the stargazing and arrive at the agreed time.

During this experience of the celestial southern hemisphere, you will be introduced to the most prominent Stars, Galaxies, Globular Clusters, Constellations and Planets visible.

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Half-Day Swartberg Pass Tour from Oudtshoorn

Half-Day Swartberg Pass Tour from Oudtshoorn - Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Duration: Flexible
Location: Oudtshoorn, South Africa

From USD
$95.47

Guided half-day Swartberg Pass eco-tour. The Swartberg Mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ... More info ›

Guided half-day Swartberg Pass eco-tour. The Swartberg Mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Swartberg Pass is a National Monument (gravel road)  and ascents 900m until you reach the summit. The tour includes a leisure walk on a Swartberg Mountain Trail with panoramic vistas over the Klein-and Great Karoo. You will also learn more about the conservation initiatives pioneered by the members of the H.O.P.E. Foundation.

From your hotel or guesthouse in Oudtshoorn, you travel north to the southern foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. From here you commence your 900 meter scenic eco-tour up the world renowned Swartberg Pass. At the summit of the Swartberg Pass (1,580 meter above sea level) you will enjoy a scenic walk on this national monument. The Pass has a gravel surface and was constructed by renowned road engineer, Thomas Bain over a 4 year period and opened on 10 January 1888. From the “top” of the Swartberg Pass you will enjoy picture perfect panoramic views over the Klein and Great Karoo. The dry-stone technique used to construct the pass required extreme manual labour and is as solid as it was when constructed 127 years ago.

Enjoy the scenic panoramic views surrounded by sandstone formations dating back more than 300 million years. Feasting your eyes on the full splendour of diverse “fynbos” species ranging from various protea species as well as “cone bush” and “pin cushions” will accentuate the need for conservation of our natural resources and habitats. You may even spot a soaring Verreaux Eagle, Jackal Buzzard or any of the many species of sunbirds feasting on the nectar of the proteas. The agility of the “Klipspringer” (small antelope) over the rugged sandstone formations will astound you.

The tranquillity and serenity of this unique experience reflects the essence of a bygone era where wagons and riders on horseback was a familiar sight.

At the summit (“Die Top”) of the Swartberg Pass, you decent down the Swartberg Pass towards the offices of the H.O.P.E. Foundation. Here you learn about the social and conservation initiatives pioneered by the members of the H.O.P.E. Foundation. From here you can enjoy a leisure hike on a Swartberg Hiking trail observing the diverse fynbos and bird species endemic to this protected vegetation bio-me. The trails are of moderate intensity and no formal hiking gear, apart from proper shoes, is required.

At 1,350m above mean sea level, you will be treated to panoramic vistas over the northern slopes of the Swartberg Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

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