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WELCOME TO SWARTBERG MOUNTAIN TOURS
Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa
The Swartberg Pass - our unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage Site
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tours with Swartberg Mountain Tours
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We have a tour to suit every budget and time-scale ~ whether you only have a few hours, or a whole day, you will have an excellent time out with Swartberg Mountain Tours!

Our friendly qualified guides will drive you in safety and will make sure that you have an unforgettable experience!

You have the watches and we have the TIME for you.

We are able to accommodate from 1 to 100 passengers on one tour.

We also accommodate corporate groups, with more than 100 people.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All our vehicles have the required road permits AND insurances
  • Our company and all our mountain vehicles have 2-way radio communication for extra safety
  • All our mountain vehicles have 3 spare tires, just in case…..
  • All our drivers have Professional Drivers Permits
  • All our Guides are officially qualified, with the right permits for the area they work in!
  • We do have plenty of time for our clients… we don’t rush it!
  • As nature lovers, we are environmentally friendly.
  • We offer top quality traditional South African meals, at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, outdoor and/or indoor and with official alcohol license.
  • Pick up and drop of at accommodation in Oudtshoorn at no extra cost.
  • We speak: Nederlands, Vlaams, Français, English, Deutsch kommt bald, Afrikaans.

Contact us for your tailormade tour.


Quick links to OUR SPECIALISED DAY TRIPS:

Tour 1: SWARTBERG MOUNTAIN CLASSIC TOUR 
Duration: We prefer a minimum of 3 hours (120kms).

Tour 2: OUDTSHOORN TO OUDTSHOORN 
Duration: We prefer a minimum of 7 hours (200kms).

Tour 3: GAMKASKLOOF (TO HELL & BACK) 
Duration: We prefer a minimum of 8 hours. (200kms).

Tour 4: SEWEWEEKSPOORT & BOSCHLUYSKLOOF.
Information on request.

Tour 5: BICYCLE TRIPS.
Information on request

Tour 6: HIKING TRAILS IN THE SWARTBERG MOUNTAIN.
Information on request

Tour 7: MANY THINKS TO DO IN THE AREA.
Please ask us for more info & contact us for your tailormade tour.

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Tour brochure

Click to download the full Swartberg Mountain Tour Information brochure which summarises everything below.

What to bring along to our tours:

  • Shoes for uneven terrain
  • A fleece or jersey (it can be cold on top of the mountain pass (1,583m)
  • A hat, sunburn oil, sun glasses, binoculars, and of course a big smile!

Tour 1:
SWARTBERG MOUNTAIN CLASSIC TOUR

What to expect?

  • Start from: Any accommodation establishment in Oudtshoorn (other places on request)
  • Duration: Min 3 hours, if start in Oudtshoorn and min. 2 hours if start at the Cango Caves.
  • Distance:From Oudtshoorn and back is approximately 100 km (of which 30 km gravel and sand road).
  • A whole lot of fun!

Info:

  • This is the ideal half day for nature lovers who wish to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, whilst learning more from our guides about the fauna, flora, geology and history of the pass.
  • Our enthusiastic qualified guides are always prepared to stop whenever clients want (as long as it is safe of course) and small walks are possible along the road. We let you walk ahead and then follow you to the point where you wish to get back into the vehicle.
  • The tour begins mostly in Oudtshoorn (please confirm the place of departure).

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Tour 2:
OUDTSHOORN TO OUDTSHOORN
(circular route via Swartberg, Prince Albert, Meiringspoort, De Rust...)

What to expect?

  • Start from: Any accommodation establishment in Oudtshoorn (other places on request)
  • Duration: Full da (min 7 hours).
  • Distance: 200 km (of which approximately 27 km gravel and sand road).
  • A memorable day out filled with fun!

Info:

  • On this day tour, you will see Oudtshoorn's 'Big 7' in one day!
  • You visit an ostrich show farm where you will learn more about the largest bird on our planet.
  • The well-known Cango Caves for the standard tour. (1 hour tour ~ temperature about 19°C).
  • Drive over the historic Swartberg Pass.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit Prince Albert.
  • Drive through a part of the Great Karoo, with long distance views and desolate places.
  • Drive through the Swartberg Canyon (Meiringspoort).
  • Visit the Meiringspoort Waterfall.
  • We drive further, passing the little town of De Rust and the stunning Rooiberge... dropping you back at your accommodation after a wonderful day exploring this beautiful region.

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Tour 3:
GAMKASKLOOF (TO HELL & BACK)
(Gamkaskloof = Lions' Gorge)

What to expect?

  • Start from: Any accommodation in Oudtshoorn (other places on request)
  • Duration: Minimum 9 hours / 2 day option available.
  • Distance: 200 km (of which approximately 140 km gravel and sand road)
  • A memorable day out filled with fun!

Info:

  • This trip takes a FULL day and you must have a good back as the road is rough and bumpy.
  • Advisable is a 2 day tour with an overnight in the Gamkaskloof.
  • The beauty of the day is the mountain, the road and the scenery.
  • Go back in time to learn the fascinating history of the Klovers, the original inhabitants of the Gamkaskloof.
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