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ACTIVITIES

The farm is situated between the Witteberg mountain range in the north and the Langeberg mountain range to the south; Warmwaterberg lies to the east and Waboomberg (Wagenboomsberg) to the west.  The landscape is therefore mountainous, the lowest part of the farm at around 550 metres above sea level (ASL) to 1 100m ASL.  It is a watershed and many of the little tributaries feeding the Langkloof River arise on our little piece of the Klein Karoo.  The veld which is dominated by Karoo succulents and plants of the Asteraceae (daisy) family, changes with the seasons – hot, dry summers and cold and relatively wet winters.  Bulbs and orchids make their appearances usually in Spring, some in Autumn – there is always something new to find.

 

Clear skies in the evenings reveal the Milky Way – precious little light pollution makes Ouberg a wonderful place to star gaze and try your hand at some star-trail photography.

 

Walks & Hikes

Farm guests are welcome to make use of the few existing farm roads to explore the farm on foot.  We are in the process of planning and marking out hiking trails.  For those who are happy to use existing game-trails and walk through the veld, we have rough routes marked out on Google Earth for you – all of which we have walked ourselves.  These maps are available in the information booklet in the Cabin, or if you are camping, Wendel will provide you with laminated printed routes.

 

Mountain Biking

Cyclists are also welcome to use the existing farm roads.  As the farm is located on the corner of the Ouberg Pass and Driekuilshoogte Roads, there are a variety of routes and distances that cyclists can enjoy, and that will cater for various fitness levels too.


 

Photography

Landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, plants, birds, open skies…all offer a myriad of photographic opportunities.

 

Art

Klein Karoo nature, peaceful environment, away from disturbances – a special place to be creative.  Bring your easel, blank canvas, and your favourite media, find a spot in the veld and immerse yourself in your creativity.

 

Birding

It is quite amazing that we have recorded 106 different species of birds on the farm.  Some are resident, some pass through, some are summer visitors.  Many of the species are associated with the drainage lines and the availability of some water.  A bird list is available on the website for download, and copies of the bird list are available in the Cabin and from Wendel.  Please let us know if you see/photograph anything new, unusual, so we can keep the bird list updated.  

 

Climbing and Bouldering

We plan to be able to offer a few climbing routes in the near future – there are some interesting cliffs with small caves that will be fun to explore, but we need to ensure routes are safe and well-marked.  Watch this space for updates.