Road trips from Klaarstroom
Prince Albert has become a Mecca for craftsmen and artists boasting two weaveries, ceramic artists, a blacksmith's forge, kaleidoscope maker, designer-jeweller, artisanal doll maker as well as numerous artists.
The annual Open Studios gives the public an opportunity to see the artists at work in their unique spaces and be involved intimately in their process.
The annual Leesfees attracts authors and bookworms alike.
Baviaanskloof offers pristine nature, narrow gorges with flowing streams, steep mountain passes, vast plains with waving grasslands and views of unspoilt wilderness.
The Baviaanskloof Hartland boasts numerous 4x4 routes, hiking trails as well as cultural and natural tourist attractions such as San rock art, natural rock formations, artesian fountains, wild fig forests and magnificent mountain scenery. The hiking trails in the Baviaanskloof Hartland range from multiday hikes to easy 2 hour walks.
Oudtshoorn, a 51-minute drive from Klaarstroom, is the ostrich capital of the world. The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa’s largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.
Swartberg Nature Reserve
Seek out wild animals in their natural environment at Swartberg Game Reserve, an award-winning destination, offering unique experiences in the Klein Karoo. The park features the breathtaking Swartberg Mountains, over 20 species of antelope and a number of indigenous predators and is a 75-minute drive from Klaarstroom.
The Park offers Giraffe Walks and Game Drives which are suitable for the whole family, young and old, guided by qualified guide.
The charming town of De Rust has much to offer the curious tourist who wants to root around nostalgic memorabilia shops to beautiful co-operative ventures that offer country mementos unique to the region. There is a lively pub and restaurant selection to give you a taste of local colour. A monthly Saturday morning market means you can sample local produce and there is a growing community of diverse artists offering gallery visits by appointment.