Honeylocust Guesthouse provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Colesberg in Karoo in the Northern Cape. Honeylocust is a modern, luxury guesthouse in the historic town of Colesberg. Perfectly situated just off the N1 highway, it's the ideal
Kuilfontein Stable Cottages offers "Karoo-farm-style" bed and breakfast in Colesberg in the Northern Cape. Situated just off the N1 highway outside Colesberg, this Karoo oasis offers both bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation options. The Kuil
Horse and Mill Guesthouse provides guests with bed and breakfast in Colesberg in the Karoo, Northern Cape. Enjoy true Karoo hospitality in the centre of South Africa. The Horse and Mill is a perfect stop-over between Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesbur
Sunset Chalets offers the perfect stop-and-go accommodation in Colesberg in the Karoo, Northern Cape. Colesberg is a very popular stop-over due to its close proximity to the N1 highway, which is the primary route between Cape Town and Johannesburg. We off
The Barracks offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Colesberg in the Karoo in the Northern Cape. The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. This original
River Destiny Lodge is situated along the banks of the Orange River. Popular 20 luxury en-suite bedrooms or self-catering chalets with spectacular view. Camping, Conference & Recreation facilities. We also have camping sites & permanent tent
Die Kleipot Guesthouse is located in the heart of Colesberg, a small Karoo town in the Northern Cape. We provide an authentic "Karoo bed and breakfast experience" for the business traveller on their way to Cape Town or Johannesburg, or the casual tourist
Gariep Gardens Guest House is situated in the Gariep Dam holiday village and is approximately half way between CT and Johannesburg and only a 5 minute drive from the N1 Highway. It is the ideal place to break your journey and enjoy the most beautiful
Angela's Guest Lodge is ideally suited for the weary traveler wanting to break their long and tiresome journey or alternatively for the guest who wants to spend some extra days enjoying all that the Karoo and Gariep Dam area has to offer...
Rose Cottage at Gariep Dam is a self catering complex that is situated half-way between Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is an ideal pit-stop for the weary guest simply wanting to break their journey...
Located approximately halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, Colesberg provides a convenient stopover for travellers between these two destinations. The town lies in typical Karoo veld and is surrounded by koppies (little hills). The most famous is Coleskop, which can be seen from a distance of over 40km. Early travellers called it "Towerberg" ("Magic Mountain"). The curious thing about this koppie is that as you travel towards it, it never seems to get nearer.
The first people to inhabit the Colesberg district were stone-age hunter-gatherers. They were followed in the early 19th century by "trekboere", migrant farmers and missionaries. By 1814, a mission station had been established in the hopes of bringing peace to what was an extremely unruly frontier area. By 1820 several huge farms had been established in the district and in 1822 the farmers petitioned for the establishment of a town. The town was eventually founded in 1830 and named after Sir Lowry Cole, the Cape Governor.
Colesberg has a rich history closely linked with to the legendary characters of South Africa's diamond industry. John O'Reiley, who purchased the first diamond found in South Africa from its owner, Schalk van Niekerk, took it to Colesberg for testing. It was used to scratch "DP", the initials of Draper and Plewman, a store which still exists, on the shop's window.