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Central Karoo

The Central Karoo Travel Directory

General Information

The Central Karoo is one of the worlds most unique arid zones and this region forms one of the six regions of the Western Cape Province, South Africa.  It has a harsh, yet invigorating climate.

The Central Karoo is a semi-arid area with an extremely interesting history.  This area is many a Geologist's dream, with fossil-rich landscapes to be found all around.  The area is home to the largest selection of succulents on earth, while the largest San Rock art site in the Karoo can be visited at Nelspoort.

A legacy of the indigenous Khoi-San people is the wonderfully intriguing rock art that is found inside caves and caverns and on rock formations.

The Central Karoo has a magic that cannot be described, but has to be experienced. It is a place of quiet repose, of replenishment and of inner peace. It is a place that has inspired poets, artists, authors and photographers throughout the centuries.

Activities in the Central Karoo

Activities in the area include:

  • The Karoo National Park is home to the endangered black rhinoceros, quagga and riverine rabbit.
  • Wildlife, fossils, wine route and a wide variety of eco- and adventure activities.
  • Game viewing - including springbok, klipspringer, kudu, eland and other buck as well as hyrax, Hartman’s mountain zebra, bat eared fox, fallow deer, ostrich and lynx.
  • Archaeological sites – particularly near Beaufort West and Nelspoort where stone-age sites and Bushmen engravings have been found.

Accommodation in the Central Karoo

A wide range of accommodation is available including luxury hotels, exclusive country retreats, cosy bed and breakfasts, self-catering chalets and excellent camping facilities.

Business Directory

Information on the businesses you can find in the Central Karoo region can be found in our business directory.

There are many restaurants and eateries in this amazing region, with something for everyone.  Have a look at our restaurant directory to see what is on offer. 

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