Karoo Spoor Activities, Karoo Spoor
Karoo Spoor Activities, Karoo Spoor

Karoo Spoor Activities

About Karoo Spoor Activities

Karoo Spoor Activities
Anglo-Boer War relic - a Rice pattern blockhouse

List of activities in the Karoo Spoor area with contact details.

Anglo-Boer War

  • During the Anglo-Boer war the British army erected a barracks and a number of bloack houses in the area to protect the railway line and the important railway junction at Schoombie, nearby. The barracks, now over 100 years old, are now our shearing shed. We also have a small blockhouse (Rice pattern) with some bullet holes where someone took a pot shot at it.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.

Birding

  • We have more than 100 bird species on our farm including black eagle, booted eagle and all three korhaan spcies. Summer brings hundreds of flamingoes as well.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.
  • Contact Schoombie Karoo at phone 049 842 1514.
  • Watch the wide variety of birdlife from the comfort of your chalet on the banks of the river.
    Contact Karoo River Rafting & Cabins at email info@karoo-river-rafting.co.za, cell 084 429 9944 or 087 550 1695.

Boule (French "bowls")

  • If this game is strange to you, give it a try; you may discover a hidden talent.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.

Canoeing

  • Bring your canoes and practice on all year round fast-flowing waters with many challenging and exciting rapids from grade 1 to 4.
    Contact Karoo River Rafting & Cabins at email info@karoo-river-rafting.co.za, cell 084 429 9944 or 087 550 1695.

Cookery classes

  • Practical hands-on cooking classes by a Silwood Kitchen trained Cordon Bleu chef offering the following as standard or speciality courses:
    - Karoo Cooking: Karoo Lamb and Venison Pie
    - Italian Cooking: Pasta making and fantastic sauces to go with it
    - Moroccan Cooking: Karoo lamb with a twist
    - Indian Cooking: How to work with spices
    - French Cooking: Ever wondered what you can do with rabbit?
    - Cake Decorating: Fresh cakes decorated with chocolate and fresh fruit
    - More Cake Decorating: Sugar paste flowers and piping for traditional cakes
    - or let us arrange a course to suit you.
    For more information contact Adrienne Southey by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.

Cycling/Mountain Biking

  • Hillston Farm has almost 250 km of maintained gravel roads on the farm, organised into a number of circular routes.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.
  • Bring your bikes and ride stunning trails through the Karoo landscape.
  • Contact Karoo River Rafting & Cabins at email info@karoo-river-rafting.co.za, cell 084 429 9944 or 087 550 1695.

Farm Activities (especially for children - of any age!)

  • Milk a cow, touch a sheep, feed a chicken and see hand shearing of sheep.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.
  • Contact Schoombie Karoo at phone 049 842 1514.

Fishing

  • Fish for carp, barbel and yellow fish in the river.
    Contact Karoo River Rafting & Cabins at email info@karoo-river-rafting.co.za, cell 084 429 9944 or 087 550 1695.

Fossils

  • Explore rock pools and thick bush in the river in search of fossils.
  • Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.
  • Contact Schoombie Karoo at phone 049 842 1514.

Hiking and walking

  • Enjoy our glorious scenery on foot. You can make your walk or hike as tough or as easy as you like through bush, veld or mountain. Keep an eye out for springbuck, fallow deer, blesbuck, mountain rhebuck, antbears, porcupines and more. For the really competitive the record up and down Hillstonkop is 14 min 32 sec!
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.
  • Contact Schoombie Karoo at phone 049 842 1514.
  • Magnificent hikes through the veldt and along numerous mountain trails. All levels of fitness can be accommodated.
    Contact Karoo River Rafting & Cabins at email info@karoo-river-rafting.co.za, cell 084 429 9944 or 087 550 1695.

Star Gazing

  • Clear Karoo night skies offer a huge advantage over the urban area. We have a telescope which you may use to make the most of this.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.

Volleyball

  • Groups and families can borrow our volleyball equipment and have a game on our lawn.
    Contact Hillston Farm by email at info@hillstonfarm.co.za, phone 049 842 1627 or cell 082 322 4403.
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