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Swartberg Experience

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Swartberg Mountain Pass, Oudtshoorn


Swartberg Experience

We are situated in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range only 12 minutes drive from the Cango Caves. Kobus started dreaming about developing the Swartberg as a tourism attraction in 1969 when he was only 10 years old.

This dream came true when he and his family started short tours in 1998. Today this business celebrates 18 years’ experience, in fully guided adventure tours. Experience the mountain pass with one of our guides, or enjoy the surrounding areas of Oudtshoorn with a full day excursion. And for those who are comfortable with cycling, we also offer down hill mountain biking.

Our mission is to be unique, give personal service and to be people orientated. 

We live our dream by touring with you!

Tours & Activities:

Swartberg Tour:

Departs from the "lapa"- open air eating venue -at the foot of the Swartberg mountain to a viewpoint at the Prince Albert side of the mountain.

Duration:  2 hours


The Circle tour:

This tour departs at 08H30 Oudtshoorn via De Rust, Meiringspoort, Great Karoo, Prince Albert and the Swartberg Pass back to Oudtshoorn. Enjoy the exciting transition in vegetation, climate, and farming methods of the Little and Great Karoo. Stunning views all along the road. Is this the most spectacular route in the country??See for yourself.

Duration: 4.5 hours


South African Culture Tour:

This is a unique experience and our guests are raving about this one.

We depart from Oudtshoorn at 09 h 00

After a coffee stop at De Rust we visit a home in De Rust build of hay bales.We also have the opportunity of riding with a donkey chart in De Rust and to interact with the locals

We visit the stunning waterfall in Meiringspoort and after swimming or relaxing at the pool we proceed to Prince Albert, gem of the Groot Karroo.The piece and tranquillity of this little town at the foot of the Swartberg will amuse you. We enjoy a light lunch at the authentic Swartberg Hotel.

The majestic Swartberg Pass is the highlight of this route before we arrive at "Kobus se Gat" for a traditional South African dinner fest. Sunset at the Boma is something not to be missed.

Dancing on traditional South African music is optional for those who are in the mood for it. Have you ever been so close to the stars?? We've been having it!!

Come back to the roots and enjoy this magnificent experience with us. 


Agriculture Tours!

Thought that we are only farming with ostriches in our area? We have one of the most diverse agriculture areas in South Africa.  It includes tobacco, vegetable seed, lucerne seed, wine, dairy, vegetables and a lot more! We are offering a one day specialized agricultural tour in the Little Karoo visiting the farmers and their lands.



We have several unique hiking trails in the Swartberg mountains. We can organise a one hour up to a 4 day hiking experience in the Swartberg with guide and overnight facilities available on request.

For bookings and more information:

Website: www.kobussegat.com

e-mail: info@kobussegat

phone: +27(72)3831612