Victoria West is situated on the N12 which is one of the two busiest routes between Johannesburg and Cape Town. As such, the people are more used to visitors than they are in other towns of the Karoo, including Carnarvon.
However, most visitors only stop to buy refreshments, often at the Turksvy Padstal, and then drive on. It is also a popular overnight stop, breaking the long journey between the two big cities. There are lots of B&B's available to accommodate these visitors.
Visitors who stay longer are welcomed and can be assured of an interesting experience in a unique Karoo town, as well as being able to form a deeper connection with the locals.
There are several walks around the town for visitors to enjoy. Especially recommended, is the climb to the top of one of the two ridges overlooking the old section on the Western side of town. They offer great views especially at sunset.
Visitors should also take time to visit the Victoria West Regional Museum and pick up a brochure of the Historical Walking Tour. There are a variety of old houses all marked on a map for visitors to see.
There are small shops scattered throughout the town, including Goeters and Dinge and Art & Classicx, with a variety of locally produced goods available for sale. They make interesting browsing for visitors and a chance to pick up unique souvenirs.