Colesberg is a traveller’s oasis on the main Cape Town to Johannesburg route. Colesberg is situated in the Great Karoo in the Northern Cape on the N1 national freeway. Colesberg lies in typical Karoo veld and is surrounded by hills. The most famous is Coleskop, which can be seen from a distance of over 40km.
In a sheep-farming area spread over half-a-million hectares, greater Colesberg breeds many of the country’s top merinos. It is also renowned for producing high-quality racehorses with many stud farms, including one owned by the legendary golfer, Gary Player.
Colesberg has comfortable hotels and motels, affordable overnight guest rooms, chalets, self-catering cottages, Bed & Breakfasts, as well as spacious caravan park. There are also several guest farms and hunting lodges in the district. Many of Colesberg’s original buildings are fine examples of early Karoo architecture.
The town has several national monuments one of which is the Colesberg-Kemper Museum. It was originally the Colesberg Bank and later the Standard Bank. It now houses fascinating relics of the town’s rich tapestry of history.
Activities and events in and around Colesberg include:
Colesberg has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers. The business directory provides a list of advertisers, or add your own free business listing.