Adventure & Outdoors

4 x 4 Routes

Take your 4×4 up Ossewakop Mountain for magnificent views of Wakkerstroom (directions available at the Info Centre). Don’t forget to take a picnic or sundowners!
082 772 8881 – Cobus / Estelle – Balele Mountain Lodge

Fly Fishing

Balele Mountain Lodge is a fly fishers dream with 12 trout dams.
082 772 8881 - Balele Mountain Lodge

Golf

For all avid golfers, there is a 9-hole golf course in the next town only 15 minutes drive away!
017 735 5408Volksrust Country Club

Hiking

Take leisurely walks in a safe environment. Balele Mountain Lodge and Whistling Duck offers a variety of routes for all fitness levels or pick up a pamphlet with local hiking routes from the Info centre.
082 772 8881Balele Mountain Lodge
082 388 2824 - Juliana – Whistling Duck

Lüneberg Circle Drive

The route between Wakkerstroom and Lüneberg offers some of the most spectacular views that you will see anywhere. Take a packed picnic or stop off at the Whistling Duck’s Coffee shop for traditional German hospitality.
Pony rides, hiking and a lovely kiddies playground awaits you. Why not take the tar road there and the dirt road back for two very different experiences. The drive is about 40 minutes to an hour each way.
082 388 2824Whistling Duck

Historical & Cultural

St Mark’s Church

 

Bushman Paintings

Our best kept secret is the bushman paintings which can only be seen by appointment with Chris because they are so precious to us. There are seven Khoi-san rock art shelters in the area, some with up to eighty individual paintings.
017 7300284 - Chris Smit

 

Historical Monuments

Wakkerstroom has 3 national monuments, namely St Mark’s Church, the Court House and the Old Kruger Bridge. Worth a visit, or learn more about them on an historical tour with Chris Smit - 017 7300284.

 

Historical Tours

Take a guided cultural tour through the village with our local historian, Chris Smit, a resident in Wakkerstroom for over 70 years and a wealth of knowledge. Let the history come alive with stories of the Anglo-Boer War, how Ghandi fought for the rights of a local Indian shopkeeper soon after he arrived in South Africa; find out H. Rider Haggard’s connection to Wakkerstroom; visit the graves of fallen war heroes and relive 150 years of this fascinating village.

017 7300284Chris Smit

Family, Leisure & Interests

Birding

Wakkerstroom is world renowned for its birding, with various bird hides and many birding routes in the area. We have over 400 species of birds including endemic larks, pipits, Blue Korhaan and the Southern Bald Ibis.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll from the Wakkerstroom Country Inn to any of the hides on the wetlands . Bird guides can be book at Birdlife South Africa

 

Martin's Dam - walking the dogs

Walk the Dogs

The airstrip on the Amersfoort road is a wonderful, open field in which to take your dogs for a long run. Walk down from the strip to Martin’s Dam where they can frolick in the water. Get a map with hiking routes at the Info centre for more walks which the dogs can enjoy too!

 

Farmyard Animals

A wonderful experience for children to interact with farmyard animals such as goats, sheep, ponies, chickens.
078 543 6114Paula van Eyk
082 772 8881Balele Mountain Lodge

Alpacas

 

Alpacas

Visit The Roost and feed the Alpacas. These animals are a rare find and you won’t see them in a zoo. See how the wool is turned into yarn for making non-allergic winter garments. Purchase your own yarn and knit a scarf or a beanie.
017 730 0739Romney / Fenn

 

Arts & Crafts

Visit one of the galleries in the village to see the wonderful works of local artists or enrol in an art course with the renowned Ina Millman.
072 2525781Lizzie

Shopping

Browse the shops in the village for unique gifts and goodies. From a delightful delicatessen to trinkets at the trading company, there is always  something for everyone!

 

For more Wakkerstroom Attractions, visit www.wakkerstroom.co.za