Activities

Activities

The Klein Karoo is home to a multitude of indigenous fauna and flora. We offer a variety of outdoor activities for visitors and guests of all ages to enjoy. Whether it may be a game drive, a refreshing swim in one of the many natural rock pools or just having a picnic under the stars at the top of a mountain, you are sure to find many ways to immerse yourself in nature at Drie Kuilen. Drie Kuilen does not offer any hunting activities.

Eco Game Drives

We recommend embarking on a game drive with one of our nature conservators to experience the wildlife and scenic beauty of the reserve. There are numerous different types of antelope which can be seen, such as Gemsbok, Bontebok, Springbok and more. A sight not to miss is the highly endangered Cape Mountain Zebra – an animal which once roamed freely in the Western Cape. Guided game drives in and around the reserve are excellent for groups, families and couples.

We also offer our guests Exclusive Game Drives including a picnic with drinks and snacks at an extra cost. Please contact us for more information.

Day Visitors and Guests

Should you be visiting us in a 4×4 vehicle, we have the option of letting you embark on a self-drive safari – where you can encounter the wildlife here on your own time, without the use of a guide and in your own vehicle. Guests can also visit the freshwater rock pools, where having a refreshing swim in them is the perfect way to start the day.Please refer to our rates page for relevant fees.

Our family-friendly reserve focuses on conservation, with all of the activities offered in line with how nature intended.

Mountain Biking

Experienced and the not so experienced mountain bikers can be spoiled with sightings of game and amazing views of the Koo Valley towards Montague or towards Anysberg and Touws River. Cycling routes cut through the tranquil surroundings, in a sustainable way.

Rock Formations

Over millennia the landscape on the reserve has been moulded by varying weather patterns and rock formations here come in interesting shapes and sizes, with a notable formations being the Face, Castle, Parrot, Turtle and Monkeys.

Stone Ruins

A trip to the stone ruins can be taken, where one can view the remains of what was once one of the first homesteads in the area. This fascinating sight is a reminder of how remote the location is.

Poplar Forests

Take a stroll up to Poplar Forest, where you can relax in the quietness of nature, while the little ones look for fairies!!!! At night you could camp in the forest with a well situated braai area and a very interesting toilet with a view. This is a magical experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Birdwatching

The reserve is home to a variety of birds which are delightful to watch and identify. Red-knobbed coots and other aquatic birds reside on the dam too.

Walking/Hiking trails

Drie Kuilen boasts several different walking and hiking trails, with a little something for everybody. There are 4300 ha of wide open spaces with views and sights being in abundance. Be sure to stop off at the Zebra Trail pools for a refreshing swim after an invigorating hike.

Picnics

There are numerous picnic spots available on the reserve, one of the most enjoyable being at the top of our tallest mountain – its summit being 400 meters higher than Table Mountain! An evening picnic under the magnificent starry sky makes for an ideal setting to get engaged.

Rock art

A fascinating aspect of Drie Kuilen is the rock art that is present here, situated in the eastern part of the reserve. Please enquire about the availability of this activity as floods have recently washed away part of the route which is used to access the rock art site. Due to the sensitivity of the site, all groups need to be accompanied to view the rock art.