Ladismith Day Trips
Outdoor holiday activities are enjoyed throughout the year.
Visit the Otto Hager Church building (Tourism Bureau) in South Street for a short talk on history of the church and town, as well as the architectural heritage. Visit Lactalis (Parmalat) Cheese Shop.
After lunch proceed via Knuywagensdrif (water monument) to Hoeko valley – the birthplace of C J Langenhoven and Master Bloemkolk’s school which Langenhoven attended.
Then onto Zoar and Amalienstein for a visit to the old church and perhaps have a donkey-cart ride on the farm. Proceed from there into Seweweekspoort with its awe-inspiring ripple-like rock formations. The road winds for 17 km through a gorge cutting through the mountain
Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve
Situated in the succulent Klein Karoo, a couple of kilometers off the R62 between Barrydale and Ladismith. Turn off at Plathuis and a few kilometers further turn right onto the Rietfontein road. The reserve spans 7,000 hectares with the most spectacular Klein Karoo and mountain landscapes. The reserve houses 25 different kinds of game, e.g.giraffe, eland, kudu, gemsbok, springbok,red hartebees, black wildebees, leopard, etc and has the largest herd of the ever-threatened Cape mountain zebra in private ownership.
Among the 160 bird species are martial eagles, African fish eagles, hamerkop, pale chanting goshawk and many more. The road has a public right of way and be prepared to open and close 6 gates on your way! The road eventually joins the Kerkplaas road and then further on to Ladismith.
Scenic Drives – The Valleys
After lunch proceed via Knuyswagensdrift to Hoeko, Amalienstein and Seweweekspoort.
Drive through Seweweekspoort, turn left at the T-junction at the end of the poort and proceed through the Vleiland, Middelplaas and Hartland area. Return via Rooinek pass, Vanzylsdamme, Voorbaat and Dwarsrivier valley to Ladismith.
Drive to Amalienstein via Hoeko valley.
Visit the church. From there proceed through Seweweeks-poort, turning right at the end of the Poort.This road (25 km) leads to Bosluiskloof pass and down to Gamkapoort dam. Basic overnight facilities are available. No camping without permission.