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Central Karoo

The Central Karoo Region, South Africa The Central Karoo extends from Touws River to Beaufort West, with most towns on or close to the N1 between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The charming town of Prince Albert, also in the Karoo, is south of the N1, en-route to Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route. Many of these towns developed in the mainly sheep farming areas, when diamonds were discovered in Kimberley in the 1880′s and a railway line was built between Cape Town and Kimberley to transport all the people and goods to a thriving mi...

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20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa 20 interesting facts about Prince Albert, South Africa

Much has been written about the charming Karoo village of Prince Albert, but there is more to this town than pretty houses...

Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo

If you want to see the big 5 in a malaria free area, close to Cape Town, then the Touws River Aquila Safari Lodge is a good option

Murraysburg Farm Stays, Karoo, South Africa Murraysburg Farm Stays, Karoo, South Africa

Murraysburg is a quaint little Karoo town, with accommodation and things to do on the surrounding farms. Scenery, hiking, 4x4 ...

The Witteberg Private Nature Reserve, Diep en Deur 4x4 Trail The Witteberg Private Nature Reserve, Diep en Deur 4x4 Trail

The Witteberg Nature Reserve, close to Matjiesfontein in the Karoo, offers the Diep en Deur 4x4 trail in the most amazing scenery.

Anysberg Nature Reserve, Karoo, Western Cape Anysberg Nature Reserve, Karoo, Western Cape

The Anysberg Nature Reserve is all about huge open space, rugged Karoo mountains and kloofs, big night skies, flora, fauna, peace.

Swartberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape Swartberg Nature Reserve, Klein Karoo, Western Cape

The Swartberg Nature Reserve, set in stunning mountain scenery and flora, is close to Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert. Don't miss it.

Day Trip from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust Day Trip from Oudtshoorn via Prince Albert and De Rust

This Klein Karoo day trip from Oudtshoorn is 182km, through a most amazing variety of landscapes and quaint rural villages.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, north of Ceres Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, north of Ceres

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is a private game reserve just 2 ½ hours from Cape Town. With great feedback on Tripad ..

Karoo National Park, Beaufort West, South Africa Karoo National Park, Beaufort West, South Africa

The scenic Karoo National park near Beaufort West, is home to a diverse range of animals, birds and the once extinct quagga ...

Birding in the Karoo National Park, Beaufort West Birding in the Karoo National Park, Beaufort West

There are over 200 bird species and an excellent selection of Karoo specials. including Karoo Korhaan, Ludwig’s Bustard ...

Self Drive Route from Calitzdorp on the R62 to Oudtshoorn Self Drive Route from Calitzdorp on the R62 to Oudtshoorn

The 197km drive from Calitzdorp via Nels Valley to Prince Albert over the Swartberg Pass is probably one of the most rugged, amazi

Gecko Rock Eco Adventure 4x4 Trails, Touws River Gecko Rock Eco Adventure 4x4 Trails, Touws River

Gecko Rock is located within one of the World’s most unique regions. Known simply as the Karoo. Depending on your experience ...

Buffelspoort Adventure Trail, Laingsburg, Buffelspoort Adventure Trail, Laingsburg,

The Buffelspoort 4x4 trail runs along a gorge carved out by the Buffels River and the cliffs can reach up to 500 m above.

Karoo National Park - space, glorious space Karoo National Park - space, glorious space

Space glorious space...If you'd been standing anywhere in the Karoo National Park a few hundred million years ago, you'd be drowning...

Anysberg nature reserve (Western Cape) Anysberg nature reserve (Western Cape)

The horsy highlight of Anysberg is the two-day trail, sleeping overnight in huts or under the stars. The ride is about three hours to Tapfontein and two hours back the next day. Look out for animals (