This friendly modern Karoo village situated at the gateway to the Great Karoo with its proud tradition of old-fashioned hospitality has much to offer to tourists. Known to many as a geologist"s wonderland, it has also the potential for the most breath taking anture photography. Laingsburg, established in 1881, by Stephanus Greef and his wife Martha who named it after John Laing, the Commissioner of Crown Properties at the time, was almost entirely destroyed by the flood of 1981. As it was in the past, live stock farming is the main source of income and with that, agri-tourism is also becoming a growing trend.
If you are a lover of nature, then Laingsburg woould definitely be a place for you.Activities include hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, 4x4ing and much more.
One of the biggest events held in Laingsburg yearly is the Karoo Ultra Marathon which consists on a 10, 21 and 80 km run. One of its greatest assets being Seweweekspoort could best be described as a living portrait. Laingsburg also boasts with its own tourism bureau, situated just opposite the Shell Ultra City on the N1.