Skurweberg is a holiday farm with 4×4 driving for all skill levels and enough activities to keep the whole family amused. There is horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and cooling off in the river, along with a horse cart and small animal farmyard for younger children.
For 4×4 fans there is the temptation of gentle scenic drives aimed at enjoying the magnificent mountain views and fauna and flora, with the possibility of encountering grey rhebuck, duiker and black eagle. Or, for the more adventurous there is the Baboon Trail obstacle course with escape routes at the major challenges. The trickier sections include some very serious rocky ascents, with rocky terrain in most places other than along the river where there is water, sand and mud.
The farm has successfully hosted the Karoo 4×4 Challenge, but many will simply delight in the scenery and family fun, enjoying the magnificent views from the top of the escarpment. Another option is the Sneeukrans 4×4 Trail on an adjoining farm, which will keep you busy for three to five hours along a 52km route. Both routes are circular routes.
Accommodation is offered in a well equipped guesthouse that sleeps up to nine people. The house has two bathrooms. They also have a fully furnished chalet that accommodates six people with an adjoining furnished flatlet that accommodates two more guests. For those who can’t miss a television broadcast, television is available. There is a veranda, luscious lawn, trees and recreation area. An enclosed braai (barbeque) area is also available.
A large, well shaded campsite on the grass under poplar trees with electricity, hot and cold showers and flushing toilets are also available. The campsite adjoins a river that guarantees many photographic opportunities. For the true nature lover camping on the escarpment can be arranged with the owner.
Winteroord (‘Winter Region‘):
- This is an ideal place to stay during winter since the temperatures are not as extreme;
- Located in the low lying escarpment, it provides accommodation for eight people;
- The lights run on batteries and solar chargers;
- An electric power generator can be rented;
- Spend evenings in the Asbosskerm, a secluded area; and
- Camping is allowed, but there are no facilities.
Skurweberg farm is owned by a dynamic owner who is constantly improving on the facilities and the routes so more than one visit or an annual visit will always provide the visitor with new adventures. It is a great outing for the whole family with a variety of driving conditions and all the fun of the farm for the children.
Things to see:
- Spectacular views;
- Rock formations;
- Ouberg Pass; and
Things to do:
- 4×4 Drives;
- Horse rides;
- Night rides; and
- Mountain biking.