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City Touws River

Touws River is a lovely small railroad town in the Western Cape province located on the river of the same name about 160 kilometres from Cape Town. It is located in the south-western tip of the Karoo east of the Hex River Mountains and north of the Langeberg Mountains.

Touws River caused by the construction of the railway line between Worcester & Matjiesfontein part of the longer route from Cape Town to Kimberley. You can visit Touws River steam train cemetery near Touws River & De Aar for taking great photos and memories of the "good" old days. The train depot here was to change the locomotives after their climb over the Hex River Pass. You can pass this beautiful pass and enjoy spectacular views. In winter you will be surprised that there will be snow on the peaks. The valley is naturally beautiful in all seasons, whether you are there to or not to discover fruit trees or vines. The colour splendour here is always special...

With neighbouring villages like Barrydale and Ladismith and beautiful location on the banks of the Touws River it makes a wonderful place for a weekend away for the people of Cape Town. It is an area where the income for the most part has been dependent on the Merino sheep. It is also a place situated on the longest wine route in South Africa; Route 62. In addition to a wine route there is also the passage route to the Karoo and the place for beautiful Karoo flowers between July and September.

Touws River has also become known as a floral area and foremost by the Cape Fynbos, the Rhenosterveld and succulents that are so typical of the Karoo. Beautiful flowers and a wide view of the beautiful country of Anysberg Nature reserve make it a wonderful place to linger for a while. Besides flowers that can be found here you might see some bucks with a bit of luck. It is the area where the Capricorn, the gemsbok, the cormorant and the red hartebeest feel at home and where do not just find goats but also predators. Perhaps harder to spot but they are the leopard, jackal and caracal! Birds, snakes and lizards are skittish and will soon disappear from your sight, but studying the different species of turtles here is at your own convenience...

In this beautiful area of ​​the Karoo Highlands between high mountains, cliffs, rivers and valleys you will find the Aquila Private Game Reserve which is a malaria-free game reserve. You can book game drives in a 4x4 but also on horseback here.

Take the Mitchell's pass that leads to the rugged terrain around Ceres with beautiful rock formations that resemble lunar landscapes and along with the abundant bird life which makes for beautiful pictures. To create a route with several steps, take the time and also add the Theronberg mountain pass to your trip which goes through a breath-taking landscape, endless peace and radiating space! With a beautiful sunset, the day is one to remember.

In addition, you can visit the Kagga Kamma reserve north of the village, where you can admire old San Bushmen drawings about 6000 years old.

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