The Great Karoo

The Karoo means different things to different people.  To geologists it is an ancient formation of largely sedimentary deposits covering much of south east South Africa.  For the purposes of this site we have used the term loosely to mean the interior of the old Cape Province.

Others see the Karoo as a huge, hot and arid empty space they need to cross to get somewhere else.  This is an unfortunate perception as the Karoo encapsulates much of what is unique to South Africa.  Bushveld and savannah can been seen elsewhere in Africa but only the Karoo offers the combination of geology, geography, history and lifestyle that is unique.

We hope that this site will encourage more people to explore the Karoo to discover its beauty, interests, wildlife and above all the hospitality of its people.

Featured Accommodation in the Karoo
Heathers B&B Accommodation
Heathers B&B
Heather and Barry Vorster have only one problem with their accommodation, our guests enjoy the "home from home feeling" in each of our units that they feel so at home they don't want to leave.
Enquire at Heathers B&B Heathers B&B
Phone: 049 892 4000 Email Website
Karoo Country Guest House De Aar Accommodation
Karoo Country Guest House
Karoo Country Guesthouse was one of the first guesthouses in De Aar. With facilities necessary for the modern businessman and friendly, consistent service our aim is to satisfy every guest.
Book Accommodation at Karoo Country Guest House Karoo Country Guest House
Phone: 053 631 0394 Email Website
Pane Vivente Garden Cottage Beaufort West Accommodation
Pane Vivente Garden Cottage
Pane Vivente Garden Cottage is set in a peaceful lush garden, the well appointed cottage allows you to totally unwind from your trip so that you are revived for the next leg of your journey.
Book Accommodation at Pane Vivente Garden Cottage Pane Vivente Garden Cottage
Phone: 082 878 2303 Email Website
Latest News in the Karoo (click here for all news)
New South African Visa Regulations More about New South African Visa Regulations
The new requirements for children travelling to or from the Republic of South Africa took effect on 1 June 2015. The requirements are aimed at establishing the principle that all minors require the consent of their parents when traveling into or out of the Republic.
National Park-Thusiasts Newsletter More about National Park-Thusiasts Newsletter
Addo Elephant National Park’s three lion cubs which rose to fame towards the end of last year,orphaned when their mother, Gina, died, have started the next step towards their rehabilitation back into the wild. Now nine months old, the male and two females were moved from a holding boma in the park’s main game viewing area to a much larger, 200 hectare camp within the Kuzuko contractual area in the north of the park.
Saving the endangered blue crane – do your bit More about Saving the endangered blue crane – do your bit
You may have read about the blue crane massacre in the Karoo earlier this year, which saw the poisoning of what is estimated to be in excess of 200 blue cranes near Richmond in the Northern Cape. Following this terrible tragedy, a post-massacre census of blue cranes in the Karoo is desperately needed.
Latest Events in the Karoo (click here for all events)
Garlic Harvest Party More about Garlic Harvest Party
Cook up a storm using fresh Nieu-Bethesda garlic as a major component of your dish Bring enough ingredients for an appetiser for 10 people and cook on the fires provided
31st October 2014 to 31st October 2014
Cape Coast Accommodation

Cape coastal accommodation with West2Wild Coast


A perfect escape at Kliphuis overlooked by the Sneeuberge


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