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Upper Karoo

Upper Karoo, Northern Cape Sheep farms, tiny old Karoo towns, windmills, starry skies at night, space, more space, long, long roads, and the clearest night skies in Southern Africa. This is the Upper Karoo – the location of the most powerful telescope in the Southern Hemisphere near the town of Sutherland. The Upper Karoo (Sutherland in particular) is the coldest place in South Africa in winter, and is famous for its unbeatable combination of snow-covered ground and star-filled skies on a moonless night. The Southe...

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The Saddle Horse Museum, Richmond, Northern Cape The Saddle Horse Museum, Richmond, Northern Cape

If you are a horse lover, the Saddle Horse Museum in Richmond, Karoo, will have so much of interest, you will spend hours browsing

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis, Richmond, Karoo, Northern Cape Vetmuis Plaaskombuis, Richmond, Karoo, Northern Cape

Enjoy the heart of Karoo Cuisine at the Vetmuis Kombuis in Richmond. Fresh menu served around conversation and a warm ambiance.

Victoria Trading Post, Victoria West, Karoo, Northern Cape Victoria Trading Post, Victoria West, Karoo, Northern Cape

The Trading Post Padstal in Victoria West is a great pit stop and houses the interesting rugby museum of legend Mannetjies Roux.

Kayak Tours Orange River Rafting, Hopetown, Northern Cape Kayak Tours Orange River Rafting, Hopetown, Northern Cape

Fantastic white water rafting on the mighty Orange River near Hopetown. Camp out on sandy banks after a stunning day on the water.

The Vanderkloof Dam, Northern Cape Province The Vanderkloof Dam, Northern Cape Province

Vanderkloof Dam is the second largest dam in South Africa and is perfect for angling and most water sports, including sailing ...

Caught between space & time Caught between space & time

It's that cold town with the big telescope, a mere speck in the vast Karoo landscape. Are stargazing and the promise of snow ...

Welcome to Sutherland Welcome to Sutherland

Sutherland's environment and history make it one of SA's more interesting dorps. And then, of course, it's the home SALT ...

Transkaroo Adventures, Noupoort, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape Transkaroo Adventures, Noupoort, Upper Karoo, Northern Cape

Transkaroo Adventures Farm near Noupoort offers 4x4, MTB, horse & hiking trails on a large working farm in the heart of the Karoo

Karoo Gariep Conservancy, Northern Cape Karoo Gariep Conservancy, Northern Cape

Hiking, horse trails, MTB, fishing and birding are on offer at the Karoo Gariep Conservancy near Hanover - home of the Karoo Hippo

Fly De Aar, De Aar, Northern Cape Karoo Fly De Aar, De Aar, Northern Cape Karoo

Fly De Aar is an accredited paragliding school offering a 10 day course inclusive of accommodation, in the clear blue Karoo skies

Stargazing at Sterland Farm, Sutherland, Northern Cape Karoo Stargazing at Sterland Farm, Sutherland, Northern Cape Karoo

Take Tour of the Milky Way at the Sterland Farm just outside Sutherland. Stars to Midnight is held once a month on New Moon

Sutherland Observatory and SALT, Northern Cape Karoo Sutherland Observatory and SALT, Northern Cape Karoo

The most powerful telescope in the Southern Hemisphere collects light from the dazzling Milky Way. Observatory tours are offered

Ramino Guest Farm, Eastern Cape - near Hanover Ramino Guest Farm, Eastern Cape - near Hanover

Ramino Guest Farm is located in the Karoo Heartland on the border between the Eastern and Northern Cape Karoo, near Hanover

Gariep Dam, Xhariep, The Free State Gariep Dam, Xhariep, The Free State

South Africa's largest dam, the Gariep Dam is a water and aerial sports mecca that lies across Eastern Cape and Free State border