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Throughout this wonderful part of the Great Karoo you can visit, hunt or hike on game farms and nature reserves teeming with every species of antelope. Take a short trip from Colesberg an essential stopover for all travellers and a sheep-farming centre surrounded by some of the country's finest horse studs to Hopetown, Orania a peculiar anachronistic self-proclaimed Afrikaner Volkstaat before you make your way to the resort town Vanderkloof and the Rolfontein Nature Reserve on the shores of the great Vanderkloof Dam.
Aloe Nature Reserve - Campbell
This reserve lies in a kloof at the edge of the Ghaap Plateau known as the Aloe Nature Reserve.
Dinosaur Tracks – Carnarvon
Tracks can be viewed on the farm Onreg 30km west of Carnarvon.
"Karretjie People" – De Aar
Nomadic by nature the "karretjie" people travel from farm to farm in their donkey carts on which they depend for their survival offering their labour mainly sheep shearing in which they excel. Most of the "karretjie" people are direct descendants of the Khoisan.
Die Neus – Douglas
The Neus is a scenic spot 14km from town. Die Neus is located at the confluence of the Orange and Vaal Rivers.
Salt Lake – Douglas
30km southeast of Douglas one finds a large pan, the largest single source of salt in South Africa.
Execution Tree – Griquatown
Execution Tree in Water street is the tree where the Waterboer, a former Griqua leader hanged criminals.
The Eye – Hanover
The Eye just outside town on the Middelburg road is the spring from which the town gets its water supply. The spring has never been known to fail.
The Old Bridge – Hopetown
500m long bridge structure affords a panoramic view of SA greatest River the Orange River.
Wonderdraai – Prieska
Unusual natural phenomenon where a horse shoe shaped island in the Orange River makes the water appears to flow uphill.
Karoo Houses – Strydenburg
The town boasts well-maintained remnants of Karoo-style houses.
Old Buildings – Van Wyksvlei
Some of the houses are built of stone and clay very effective in the heat and cold months.
Victoria West Nature Reserve – Victoria West
This small game reserve host a large collection of species. Home to the "Riverine" rabbit only found in central Karoo.
Lagoi Boi Bird Sanctuary – Victoria West
This oasis is found in the desert for Bird Sanctuary.


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