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About Colesberg Walking Tours

Great walking tours can be organized by the tourism office. These tours include historical sights and nature trails. Learn of the approximately 40 families comprising the Karoo Nomads, get a grasp of local history, revisit the past in the old cemetery, and visit the town’s churches and many of its original reed-ceiling, yellowwood beamed homes where you will enjoy the uniquely Karoo architecture and warm hospitality.





About Colesberg Tennis Club

This club is open for tennis pro's and recreational players alike. For more information, contact Carel Kritzinger on 051-7531290.






Do a walking tour of Colesberg


and learn about the history of this delightful Karoo town. Many of Colesberg’s original buildings are fine examples of early Karoo architecture - you will discover many beautiful buildings in outstanding condition that tell a story of the Colesberg of time gone by.

Conducted on request by the Colesberg Information Office, these guided walking tours include a visit to the old horse-driven mill pub, the cute Cape Karoo cottages in Bell Street and the interesting Colesberg-Kemper Museum amongst others. The tour lasts about three hours and can be arranged directly with the Info Office on Murray Street.



Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant


in Colesberg offers an authentic Karoo lifestyle and gastronomic experience. The Restaurant occupies the spacious and original building that was once the home of the Badenhorst family who erected the house "Bordeaux" in 1830, on one of the first ten stands allocated in the area.


Today you will find Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant at 7 Church Street with plenty of parking available for guests.





About Colesberg Golf Club

Colesberg Golf Club sports a wonderful 9-hole course, designed by Gary Player. 

Facilities include a driving range, bar and locker room.









About Philippolis Old Jail

Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts. 

The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real Upper Karoo veld leading to the old Adam Kok Kruithuis. 

Guests lock themselves in at night and out in the morning. Full braai facilities are available and the kitchen is also fully equipped. And if you’re craving contact with the outside world – there is good cellphone reception inside the jail. 


Housed in JOBHUIS


is a permanent exhibit of 25 contemporary paintings (artist Rina Coetzee) based on the Biblical books of Job and Lamentations. 

These paintings express the artist's struggle against depression. 
A visit to JOBHUIS takes one on a journey of coming-in-contact with oneself, one's emotions, and the discovery of inner peace. There are opportunities for solitary meditation, and the expression of one's emotions. 

Anyone who visits the JOBHUIS will benefit from the visit. People, who have experienced suffering or loss, have testified that exposure to the paintings has been of particular value to them.


About Oviston Nature Reserve

Situated on the southern side of the Gariep Dam, the Oviston Nature Reserve is home to an exciting variety of wildlife and birds.


The area offers a range of fun outdoor activities and it is a popular fly-fishing venue offering an abundance of Yellow fish species. It dam and river is an idyllic place for sunset cruises and canoeing. 

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Phillipolis Road / R717