Attractions in Maclear

There are many different things to do in the Maclear surrounding area. This is a list of the activities available.


Well-kept 9 hole golf course. Number 3 hole is considered as one of the most spectacular in the Eastern Cape. Golf clubs for hire at reception.


Glass backed squash court situated at the Country Club.


Three surfaced courts at the Country Club (one under floodlights).

Dinosaur Footprints

Situated on a nearby farm. Ginger Jenkins 045-9321675


Take beautiful photos with the natural wonders of Maclear.

Tsitsa Waterfall

Abseiling at the spectacular Tsitsa Falls, zipline, kayaking and other eco adventures are offered. Visit their Website

Ugie Tractor Museum

Situated in President Street, Ugie (22 km from Maclear). Displays Mr Bob Kaschulas’ lifetime of passion for old tractors.

Sivewright Bridge

This magnificent sandstone bridge is a national monument.

Naude’s Nek

One of the highest and most spectacular South African mountain passes. This pass links Maclear and Rhodes.

Rock Art

This region is famous for its paintings, so much so that a shelter with paintings featured in the National Geographic magazine. Contact Sheila (045 9321437) for guided tours.

Fly Fishing

Guided Fishing tours available. >> Website The Maclear River Festival is held annually on the second last weekend of May. The Ugie Ladies Fly Fishing Festival is held annually over the long-weekend in September.


Wind erosion has created a large hole at the summit of the mountain called Gatberg (Hole Mountain), situated south-west of Maclear.


1-4 day hiking trails of the southern Drakensberge.

4X4 Bastervoetpad

Challenging route that links up with the Barkly Pass.

Trail Running

Bird Watching

Hiking & Picnics

Mountain Biking