Adventure & Activities


Karoo Erdvark 4 x 4 routes

Cost: R250 for the first vehicle and first route. R50 per additional vehicle and route.

Three separate mountainous 4 x 4 routes, with an average grading of between 2 and 4, plus two riverbed 4 x 4 routes, ensure maximum enjoyment

for any 4 x 4 enthusiasts. A diff lock is an advantage but not a prerequisite. A vehicle with good ground clearance is recommended. Experience is necessary and low ratio gears are essential.

Is your soul yearning for a tranquil landscape and wide open skies? Are you looking for a rustic offering of various hike options that people of different fitness levels can enjoy together? Then the Karoo Erdvark Trail in the Karoo might be just the adventure for you.

Dual-sport motor-biking (off-road)

The back roads and the main roads in the Koup and Upper Karoo can be traveled using Rooiheuwel as the base. 
After a day in the saddle bikers can enjoy a meal and liquid refreshments around the campfire.

Horse Riding

    Rooiheuwel horsetrails
    (Slaap,eet en leef jy perde)
    Dink aan n perdry ervaring in die pragtige Nuweveld berge met roetes wat strek oor klowe en bergstroompies en uitkyk oor die vlakte van die Karoo.
    Tariewe vir dagbesoekers
    90 minute perderitte R375 pp
    2 ure  perderitte R400
    3ure perderitte R500 pp met ontbyt in die veld.

    R100pp vir 30 min
    R150pp  vir 45 min.

    Bespreek vir n naweek se onvergeetlike ervaring op n perderit in die Karoo met n asemrowende uitsig wat ons vir julle kan bied.

    ● akkommodasie,  etes en perderitte ingesluit vir so min as R1250.00 per persoon.
    Koste sluit in 2-3 dae roete wat strek van 8km-20km afhangende van ruiter se ervaring en fiksheid.
    Dit sluit in 3 etes, akkommodasie, en n oggend en middag perdrysessie.
    Perde word verskaf

    Mountain Bikes

      Numerous mountain bike routes are available, varying from easy to more demanding, so you will find routes to challenge you at your fitness level. 
      For the more adventurous rider, there are some very technical 4 x 4 routes on offer. All routes vary in terrain and degree of difficulty.

      Routes are ideally suited to make Rooiheuwel the perfect place to host training camps for endurance rides or stage races.
      Trail maps availabe on website homepage

      Birding: Birdwatchers’ paradise!

      The farm includes mountainous areas and plains – offering you the best of both birding habitats. On the plains you may see the following birds: Karoo Korhaan, Ludwig’s Bustard, Double-banded Courser and Namaqua Sandgrouse, and of course the LBJs and larks such as the Chat Flycatcher, Karoo Long-billed Lark.


      Other attractions

      • Bakkie Rit

      • Bobbejaankrans

      • Hanno Vuurtjie

      • Hasies

      • Kinders In Rivier

      • Klip Tekeninge

      • Koekemoers Rivier

      • Koppies

      • Lekker Kuier 1

      • Lekker Kuier 2

      • Skeertyd 01

      • Skeertyd 02

      • Spider 2

      • Spider 3

      • Spider

        1. Karoo National Park, which hosts two of the Big Five animals, namely black rhino and lion.
        2. Chris Barnard Museum and the Old Village Museum at Spinwiel Antique Shop. Both can be found on Donkin Street, Beaufort West.
        3. Beautiful old restored houses on Bird Street, Beaufort West, and the MC Ellis Fietswinkel (bicycle shop).The bicycle shop is the oldest family business still operational in Beaufort West. It is also a museum, and well worth a visit!


        Rates: R260 per day/ per person. Includes accommodation and route.

        Explore the wonder of the Karoo landscape on foot. The first Green Flag accredited hiking trails in the Great Karoo (

        A network of trails exist from one day circular hikes up to a 7 day hiking trail , all with the option of having your luggage carried (slackpacking).  Overnight in a farmhouse, mountain chalet, shed or pitch a tent under the starts. 
        Trails are not guided. 
        Trail maps available on Rooiheuwel homepage
        **Please bring along your own sleeping bag,towels and a tent for camping. Tents can be arranged on prior notification.
        **Beds and pillow without pillowcasing are only provided for roofed accommodation

        We offer slackpacking. The access roads used to transport the luggage are in general tough terrain. For both the 5 and 7 day trail, the total distance travelled to transport the luggage is 280km, and therefor an additional cost of R2 800.00

        Contact Info

        023 412 1669

        083 387 6699

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        P.O.Box 237
        Beaufort West
        South Africa


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