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Breathe in the fresh Karoo air and soak up the amazing old world charm of Colesberg, Northern Cape. The beautiful sheep-farming and racehorse breeding town is surrounded by hills of which the towering Coleskop can be seen from a distance as far as 40 kilometres. Conveniently located on the N1 route between Cape Town and Johannesburg Colesberg is a popular stop-over.
Colesberg offers a bounty of accommodation options each with its own character and complemented by unbelievable hospitality so typical of the Karoo country people. Within the town area are quaint little town houses depicting the fine Karoo architecture of yesteryear and have been given national monument status. Stunning guest houses / rooms, chalets, self-catering cottages, hotels and bed and breakfasts are just some of the lodgings you can expect when visiting Colesberg. Other accommodation includes a caravan park, several guest / game farms and hunting lodges in the area. The town is saturated in fast food outlets and splendid restaurants as well as lovely coffee shops and an adorable tea-garden should you prefer light refreshments.
Take a walking tour of Colesberg to view the different combination of architectural styles ranging from typical Karoo to Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian. Visit the churches of which the Dutch Reformed Church is the town’s most dominant building; explore the Colesberg-Kemper Museum housed in the old Colesberg Bank which displays the Karoo Nomad Photo Exhibition and an exhibit on the Anglo-Boer War. Enjoy the many hiking and mountain biking trails, or venture to the Vanderkloof Dam boasting the Doornkloof Nature Reserve where fruitful bird watching and small game viewing opportunity exists. When the sun sets on the horizon brushing the community in brilliant hues, relax and absorb the enthralling essence, watch the spectacular star-studded skies which is just as dazzling as the surroundings and the welcoming country spirit of Colesberg; this amazing Karoo town is not to be bypassed.
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.