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What to do in and around Matjiesvlei

Activities

Hiking

Gravel roads in valley
River Route (½ hour)
Huiskrans Steering se Kloof Circular Route. (+/- 6 km; 2¼ - 3 hours)
Steering se Kloof Return Route. (+/- 3½ km; 1 hours)

Cycling

Gravel roads in the valley
Groenfontein/ Kruisrivier / Red Stone Hills
Seweweekspoort
Rooiberg pass

Water Activities

Swim and canoe in river
Swim in farm dam, if in Bokwagtershuis or Stalle

Leisure

Bird watching
Reading
Star gazing

Wine and Port tasting

Boplaas
Calitzdorp Cellar
De Krans

Museums

The Old Post Office and Museum in Matjiesvlei
Calitzdorp Museum
Applique work in Dutch Reformed Church hall

Nearby Passes and Poorts

Huisrivier Pass
Seweweekspoort Pass
Rooiberg Pass
Meiringspoort
Potgieterspoort
Swartberg Pass

For more information on activities in the area, please visit Calitzdorp Tourism.

HUISKRANS STEERING SE KLOOF CIRCULAR ROUTE

About 6 km; 2¼-3 hours

The starting point of both this route and the Steering se Kloof Return Route is 300 metres past the Middelplaas Cottage at the gate on the right hand side of the road as you go up the valley. This route is only for the reasonably fit, who are used to hiking.

STEERING SE KLOOF RETURN ROUTE

3 km; 1½ hours

The route also starts at the gate described under the Circular Route. This route is not difficult, but still requires a level of fitness as you do walk up a gradient going up the valley.

Steering se Kloof Return Route

RIVER WALK

30 minutes

For this walk you go down to the picnic spot next to the Gamka River. You go through the gate opposite Die Skuur and follow the road down to the picnic spot. Park your car on the grass in the shade under the trees. This route is an easy, flat route.

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