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The Camdeboo National Park, especially the Valley of Desolation.
Karoo is a great place to relax and to experience nature.
Quaint villages and shops in the Karoo.
Everything, the plant diversity, the stone and rock formations, the splash/touch of Namaqualand in September.... can't get enough!
Beautiful panoramas with wonderful flora and fauna.
How friendly everyone was in the Karoo.
Good for flower and succulent watching.
The open spaces in the Karoo.
The diversity of biomes.
The Karoo, meaning place of thirst in the Nama language, aptly describes this vast inland region of South Africa. It’s a land of contrasts, where barren fields are instantly transformed into carpets of colourful flowers after rains and eternal springs are found near to lakes that remain dry for years.
The Karoo is geologically divided into the Great and Little Karoo, the Swartberg Mountain range splitting the two regions. The Little Karoo lies in a valley and is more fertile and mountainous than the Great Karoo. Combined, this arid area is roughly 500000km² in size.
Dig a little deeper and you will find a living desert filled with interesting creatures and nocturnal animals, diverse succulents, copper-infused rocks, old farmsteads and the occasional reclusive artist selling creative gems from home. Stare in awe at the big blue skies in the day and celestial showcase by night.
In the Karoo, visitors are able to appreciate the wide... Show more