Activities in and around Ladismith includes:
Visit the historical mission towns of Amalienstein and Zoar. Calitzdorp, the Port capital of South Africa , is a mere thirty minute drive away. Oudtshoorn with it's famous ostrich farms and Kango Caves is only an hour's drive and George International airport only two hours away.
If you feel like exploring the town of Ladismith , there is plenty to offer. The town's friendly people will charm you. Visit Ladismith Cheese Factory with a selection of fine and delectable cheeses. Ladismith Wine Cellar offers the wine lover a great selection.
Ladismith also have a golf course.
For the Hiking enthusiast there is the Elandsberg Mountain trail, which takes you all the way to Stanley 's light (seen from Ladismith at night) or the Towersig Mountain trail, which will take you to Ladismith's major landmark: Towerkop.
Elandsberg - Circular route up Elandsberg, running pass Stanley's light - a stiff climb of 792m - distance: 12.2km & duration: 5 - 8 hours
Towersig - Circular route in the hills north of Ladismith offering views of the town and Towerkop mountain - distance: 2 - 12 km & duration: 1 - 4 hours
Passes & Poorts
If you aim is to drive as many of the old passes as possible and spend as little time as possible on the tar, then you might be interested in some of these:
Seweweekspoort - on the Route 62 towards Calitzdorp - approximately 10km from Ladismith Country House
Groenfontein - via Calitzdorp - 50km circular gravel road passing the Nelsriver dam
Kruisriver - via Route 62 - 50km circular gravel road passing the spectacular Redstone Hills and regional architecture
Matjiesvlei - Towards Calitzdorp and then a 16km gravel road with secluded farm among aloe-clad hills
Huisriver Pass - Tar road towards Calitzdorp with breathtaking views
Swartberg Pass - 45km gravel road via Groenfontein / Kruisriver and a 15km tar road with spectacular views
For more information please contact the local Tourism office or visit www.ladismith.org.za or www.route62.co.za