26 Things To Do In Beaufort West

Cultural heritage, sports, adventure, nature, relaxation - it's all here in Beaufort West. Check our list of 26 things to do in town!

1. Adventure

Sports X-ventures for Paintballing, Aqua Zorbing, Teambuilding, etc.
Tel. 082-7828404

2. Association for People with Disabilities (APD)

Handcraft made by persons with disabilities, for sale
Tel. 023-4151650

3. Beaufort West Walk

Explore the historical buildings of Beaufort West on this self guided walk. Maps and info available at the Tourism Office.
Tel. 023-4151488

4. Beaufort West Museum Complex

Weekdays 07h30 till 16:45 (during season until 18:00)
Tel. 023-4152308

5. Birding

Spot unique birds with Karoo Birding Safaris or get a birding list at the Karoo National Park and go see what you can spot for yourself.
Karoo Birding Safaris: 083-7247916

6. Bow Hunting

Discover a different style of hunting at Leeuwkloof Safaris.
Tel. 023-4181621

7. Donkey Cart Trips

The traditional mode of transportation in the Karoo:Enjoy it on the Karoo Sundowner Tour, the Beaufort West Historical Tour or the Kwa Mandlenkosi Township Tour by African Kombi Tours. Tailor made charter tours on request.
Sel. 078-9658413 (Ayanda)

8. Fossil Exploring

Karoo National Park, Tel. 023-4152828
Leeuwkloof Safaris, Tel. 023-4181621

9. 4x4-Trails

Several places offer a unique experience for the 4x4 enthusiast:
Karoo National Park, Tel. 023-4152828
Bergplaats, Tel. 084-8054958
The Vale Karoo Farm, Tel. 082-9687991
KoKa Tsara Bush Camp, Tel. 023-4152753

10. Game drives

Karoo National Park, Tel. 023-4152828
Bergplaats, Tel. 084-8054958
Teri Moya Game Lodge, Tel. 082-7893040
Koka Tsara Bush Camp, Tel. 023-4152753
Steenbokkie Private Nature Reserve, Tel. 083-5404573

11. Golf Course

Enjoy a round of golf under the blue Karoo skies, on one of the Karoo’s few green golf courses.
Tel. 023-4143050

12. Guided Day Trips

African Kombi Tours, Tel. 082-6416697
Karoo Reisen, Tel. 084-2555616
Karoo Spirit, Tel. 082-7873406
Karoo Birding Safaris, Tel. 083-7247916

13. Mandlenkosi Bicycle Tours

This popular township tour take you around the streets of Mandlenkosi and Rustdene. Go out with our local guides for a cycling tour and leave of Mandlenkosi, eat our local Karoo snacks, stops at the shebeen and enjoy the traditional beer with the people.
Sel. 078-9658413 (Ayanda)

14. Hiking Trails

Karoo National Park, Tel. 023-4152828
Bergplaats,Tel. 084-8054958
The Vale Karoo Farm, Tel. 082-9687991
Hillandale, Tel. 023-4161714
Koka Tsara, Tel. 023-4152753

15. Horseback riding

The Vale Karoo Farm, Tel. 082-9687991
Bergplaats,Tel. 084-8054958

16. Hunting

Various farms in the area offer hunt. Contact the tourism office for a list.
Tel. 023-4151488

17. Karoo Highlands Route

An Open Africa Initiative: self drive route. See www.openafrica.org

18. Mountain biking

The remoteness of the Karoo and its dirt roads are favoured by many mountain bikers! The following farms have mountain bike trails:
Bergplaats, Tel. 084-8054958
Rooiheuwel, Tel. 023-4121669
The Vale Karoo Farm, Tel. 082-9687991

19. Olive Farms & Products

Take a tour or buy products at Olive Grove Guestfarm.
Tel. 023-4143397

20. Quad biking

Various guest farms provide quad bike riding:
Bergplaats,Tel. 084-8054958
The Vale Karoo Farm, Tel. 082-9687991

21. Rock Art

Visit the rock engraving complex at Nelspoort.
Tel. 071-6142051 (Laurence Rathenam)

22. Scenic Drives

Molteno Pass, De Jager's Pass, Teekloof Pass, Oukloof Pass and others!

23. Solitude

Enjoy the solitude and tranquillity that only the Karoo offers!

24. Spinwiel Antique Shop & Village Museum

Step into a time gone by... The best kept secret in Beaufort West!
52 Donkin Street, Beaufort West
Tel. 023-4142373

25. Stargazing

Find a comfortable place to lie under the stars and marvel at our amazing night skies, often so clear that it feels like you can reach out and pick a star.

26. Taste the Unique Karoo Flavours

The Karoo is renowned for its excellent cuisine - come and savour its unique flavours at one of our local fine restaurants.
See the restaurant list or enquire at the Tourism Office, Tel. 023-4151488.