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Beaufort West

Beaufort West, Central Karoo, Western Cape Beaufort West is most well known as the home town of Chris Barnard, the first doctor to perform open heart surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1967. He is well honoured in three historic buildings, all of which are national monuments and make up Beaufort West’s museums. Barnard House, where all gifts, awards and presentations made to him are on display, and the Town Hall, where there is a replica of the heart-transplant theatre he used. Not only was Beaufort West established in ...

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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... 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 ... 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 ... View Tourism Articles