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
Morning Glory Cottages Accommodation
Morning Glory Cottages
Morning Glory Cottages is a charming little Guest house situated adjacent to the Gariep Dam perfectly situated in the middle of South Africa. It is located on the farm Gelykfontein – a well known Racehorse Stud.
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Phone: 051 654 0302 Email Website
La Casa Mia Guest House Kimberley Accommodation
La Casa Mia Guest House
La Casa Mia offers luxurious, modern accommodation, with a friendly atmosphere and a well-kept garden, pool and braai area. We pride ourselves on neatness, friendliness and the highest level of service.
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Phone: 053 861 5163 Email Website
Olivier's Rust Self Catering Apartments De Rust Accommodation
Olivier's Rust Self Catering Apartments
Olivier’s Rust offers comfortable, fully equipped apartments, a swimming pool and undercover BBQ / braai facilities. The apartments are serviced daily. There is safe parking for your vehicles and trailers whilst you explore the spectacular...
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Phone: 044 241 2258 Email Website
Latest News in the Karoo (click here for all news)
Karoo Heartland Challenge More about Karoo Heartland Challenge
Is the Karoo in your heart? How well do you know the Karoo Heartland? Take the Karoo Heartland challenge with us as we journey through the charming towns, road trip across vast plains and paddle the meandering rivers of the Karoo Heartland – and stand a chance to win incredible prizes each week!
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.
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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