Activities at Nieshoutkloof Kirkwood

Nestled against the Rietberg Mountain, about 3 km out of Kirkwood town, Nieshoutkloof is surrounded by peace, tranquil surroundings, amazing scenery, game, orchards, mountains and heaps of space! Here you can relax whilst admiring Nature’s Beauty.

Take in the scenery from under the Acacias in this unique countryside surrounded by Eastern Cape Valley Bush veldt! The call of the Fish Eagle may be heard; the Guinea Fowl scurry around the countryside and birds of prey soar on the thermals! The area boasts a variety of birdlife, game, plants and insects. There are also a variety of aloes, succulents, ferns, cycads and fungi growing on Nieshoutkloof to interest any botanist.

Make Nieshoutkloof your base and explore the Sundays River Valley and surrounding areas at your leisure. With the Addo Elephant National Park on your doorstep, Kabouga just over the mountain and Lake Mentz (Darlington Dam) not too far away, there are numerous activity options to keep you busy.

Nieshoutkloof Activities


On Site Activities


Those of you who love hiking… Nieshoutkloof has quite a few options to explore and routes to take – depending on what you feel like doing. You can combine your walk with a swim and cool down at the cement dam or if you are fit, hike to the top of Rietberg. From there you will have an amazing bird’s eye view of the valley. We have a landmark on the farm – which we call the china-man…well worth searching for! There is also a creepy cave that you can hike to and explore.


Picnic at the “Fairy Bush” in a secluded valley of the Rietberg. It is an amazing picnic spot where you will feel cut off from the rest of the world. During the rainy season the waterfall is a must-see.

4x4 and 4x2

If you are a 4x4 enthusiast With your vehicle enjoy the 4x4 or 2x4, (various grades of difficulty) tracks that Nieshoutkloof has to offer. Go for the difficult routes with your 4 wheel drive or get away on the easier routes with your 2x4 with a diff lock.

Other Activities

You can add bird watching, game viewing, stargazing, trail running and mountain biking (bring your own) to your list of things to do at Nieshoutkloof.


Off Site Activities

Day Trips / Self Drive

  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Daniel Cheetah Breeding Project
  • Mohair Route
  • Addo Elephant Back Safaris
  • Spekboom 4x4 Trails
  • Drive the Zuurberg Pass

Guided Tours

  • Zuurberg Safaris


  • Kirkwood offers various restaurants and facilities.


  • Tweelling Plaaskombuis is a little gem with different options of bottled delicacies to buy and take along for gifts.
  • For your basics there is a very well stocked Spar in our town.
  • Ikhaya Deli


  • There is a very popular golf course in Kirkwood.
  • Bowling Club

Entertainment / Relaxation

  • Casa Mia Spa
  • Necessiti Skin Clinic
  • Barkly Street Theatre


  • Ample medical facilities available in area.


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