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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... Show more

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Karoo Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Dawn & Martin Oser

The Camdeboo National Park, especially the Valley of Desolation.

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Karoo Reviews

Dawn & Martin Oser
11 November 2018

The Camdeboo National Park, especially the Valley of Desolation.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
23 October 2018

Karoo is a great place to relax and to experience nature.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lynette Best
25 September 2018

Quaint villages and shops in the Karoo.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
25 September 2018

Everything, the plant diversity, the stone and rock formations, the splash/touch of Namaqualand in September.... can't get enough!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Werner Grond
03 September 2018

Beautiful panoramas with wonderful flora and fauna.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
36811248Debbie Byrne
30 August 2018

How friendly everyone was in the Karoo.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Andre Visser
27 August 2018

The Karoo!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
25 August 2018

Good for flower and succulent watching.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lynne Gordon
23 August 2018

The open spaces in the Karoo.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Vivienne Lisher
23 August 2018

The diversity of biomes.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about Karoo

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