Lovely, peaceful Ohrigstad offers a tranquil escape into vast game-strewn ranches and long vistas. In the Ohrigstad district lie caves and mountains, dams and rivers, brooks and streams. Truly it is a nature-lover’s paradise.

Top Attractions

  • The Echo caves are said to have been discovered in 1923 when they seemingly swallowed up a whole herd of cattle, but either way they are now a popular and impressive attraction, with a stalagmite which echoes resoundingly when struck. Hence the name - echo echo echo
  • The Shoe House, 20 km North of Ohrigstad, was built by artist Ron van Zyl in 1990 and now leads to a string of man-made caves built according to a vision from the spiritual world
  • The Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve is home to a range of mammals including some rarer ones, such as the mountain reedbuck and the brown hyena
  • The remains of the Voortrekker Fort can still be seen to the north of the town, alongside the gravesites of the numerous trekkers whose death from malaria led to the exodus southwards to Lydenburg (and caused that place to be named the place of suffering)


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