Karoo Info Travel Directory

Karoo Info Travel Directory

General Information

The Karoo Info Travel Directory will guide you through this semi-desert region with two main sub-regions - the Great Karoo in the north and the Little Karoo in the south. The name Karoo originated from the original Khoi word, Karus, meaning dry, barren, thirsty land.

The Karoo is best defined by its vegetation which consists of assorted succulents and low scrub bushes spaced from one foot to several feet apart.  The Karoo Info Travel Directory offers information on the vast, arid plains and mountain ranges that make up most of this beautiful region.  The Karoo dotted with historic, hospitable towns, wildlife, fossils, wine routes and a wide variety of eco and adventure activities. This hot, dry, barren landscape covers much of Southern Africa. Here the main economic activity is wool and meat from the hardy Karoo sheep. Read More

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AT 85 ON CHURCH

AT 85 ON CHURCH

  ’At 85 on Church’ in Prince Albert is a spacious and very charming 3-bed...
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WALTER BATTISS ART MUSEUM

WALTER BATTISS ART MUSEUM

  In an official ceremony held in front of the white-gabled house in Paulet Street, Somerset East in 1981, Walter Whall Battiss bequeathed his...
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SAAIPLAAS GUEST FARM

SAAIPLAAS GUEST FARM

  Welcome to Saaiplaas Guest Farm!   The guest house offers a pleasant, homely an...
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TANKWA LODGE

TANKWA LODGE

  Welcome to the Tankwa Lodge in Calvinia!  When entering the Tankwa Lodge, visitors are st...
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THE LIGHTHOUSE GUESTHOUSE

THE LIGHTHOUSE GUESTHOUSE

  Welcome to the Lighthouse Guesthouse in Colesberg!  Your hosts Brian, Bianca, Mike and Hettie look fo...
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KLIPHEUWEL COUNTRY HOUSE

KLIPHEUWEL COUNTRY HOUSE

  Welcome to Klipheuwel Country House!  This typical late Victorian homestead is situated o...
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GANORA GUEST FARM

GANORA GUEST FARM

  Ganora Guest Farm is a sheep farm situated just outside Nieu Bethesda in the ...
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KATRYN'S B&B

KATRYN'S B&B

  Come and experience true Karoo hospitality with a unique style of new things, old things, funny things and good...
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KAROO OASIS

KAROO OASIS

  Karoo Oasis is situated on the main road in the heart of Steytlerville. This 125 year old &lsq...
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JESA Accommodation & Caravan Park

JESA Accommodation & Caravan Park

  JESA Accommodation & Caravan Park is found 3km outside Graaff-Reinet on the way to Port El...
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Namakwa Flower Season

Namakwa Flower Season

  Namakwa Flower Season As part of the Succulent Karoo, Namakwa is a biodiversity hotspot and as such is the only arid hotspo...
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Red Dune Route

Red Dune Route

  Red Dune Route This route networks a group of highly individual guest houses, farms and game reserves in the remote most no...
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Namakwa Flower Route

Namakwa Flower Route

  Namakwa Flower Route The spring wild flowers of the Namakwa are a phenomenon that never ceases to amaze and delight...
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Backpackers and what is it all about

Backpackers and what is it all about

There are several different ways to travel, you can travel light, travel fast, travel in style, or you could always try backpacking. Backpackers have a tende...
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