There are a variety of non-hunting activities
to be found onsite as well as offsite that will appeal to a variety of
interests. For the adventurous, we offer horseback riding, cycling and
mountaineering on our own Table Mountain. For a more relaxing
experience, we can provide cooking demonstrations, a visit to the local
Spa, or shopping.
An interesting cultural experience is a visit to a local school and
community centre. Come observe the day to day lives of fellow South
In addition, we can take clients to see petroglyphs, (Bushmen rock
paintings), or visit the nearby town of Deelfontein to see an Anglo Boer
War graveyard at the location of the former Imperial Yeomanry Hospital
that was used as a British field hospital. There you will find
interesting information on the 600 bed, tented hospital in the early
1900, where wounded and sick soldiers were treated.
We also offer day trips to the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet, which is the
fourth oldest town in South Africa, (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch and
Swellendam). The town was founded by the VOC Dutch East India Company in
1786, being named after the then governor of Cape Colony, Cornelis Jacob
van de Graeff, and his wife, whose maiden name was "Reynet". Some of the
- The Valley of Desolation, a
geological wonder of weathered dolerite pillars which is a declared
national monument with magnificent views over the Karoo plains.
- The Camdeboo National Park of 200 km2,
on the outskirts of the town with its interesting flora and fauna.
- Stretch's Court, a picturesque
restored street of Karoo cottages with brightly painted shutters and
- Reinet House Museum - a Cape Dutch
building, formerly the Dutch Reformed Church parsonage
- The Agave Distillery - a distillery
producing tequila from the agave plant.
- The Karoo architecture.
- The Dutch Reformed Church in the
centre of the town. This Dutch Reformed Church is the only known
church in South Africa and possibly in the world to have a kitchen
and a chimney.
- The Drostdy Hotel - A Cape Dutch
building erected in 1806 as the local seat of government by the VOC.
Currently a hotel.
- Graaff-Reinet is home to more
national monuments than any other town or city in South Africa.
If you fly to Kimberly to
begin your safari with Jules of the Karoo, you can also shop and visit
the many historical sites found in the capital city of the Northern
Cape. It is located near the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers.
Kimberly has a significant historical past due its diamond mining
history and siege during the Second Anglo Boer War. Cecil Rhodes made
his fortune here and founded the De Beers corporation which later
monopolized the world's diamond industry.
There is a plethora of non-hunting activities to be found in the
incredible Karoo! It is a veritable smorgasbord of recreation, history,
culture, and nature awaiting your arrival.