2. Hike the Pierre Ferreira trail through Karoo veld rich in succulents. You’ll pass two old Anglo-Boer War forts that were used to guard the railway line to Willowmore. It’s a 2-3 hour circular trail that gives good views of the village, and is especially pretty in the early morning or late afternoon. In summer when it’s very hot, make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen, and take plenty of water. It’s signposted from the main road, or ask for more details from the Tourism Office on Knysna Street, tel 044-9231702.
5. Look out for the flower-festooned ‘Willow Limo’ donkey cart that’s usually parked near Sophie’s Choice on the main road. Take a slow 20-minute ride around the streets of Willowmore and listen to a local’s take on its story.
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