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Welcome to the Karoo!

With an almost unnaturally bright and startling blue sky and the most amazing landscapes with nature at its best, the Beaufort West Region boasts a healthy climate and beautiful weather all year around. The endless horizon will give you the feeling of complete isolation from the rest of the world. With no cellphone reception in some areas you can almost touch the silence! A feeling of inner peace and relaxation will recharge your senses. They say, the Karoo is the place where you can hear God think.

In a world with an ever growing need for space the Karoo has the vastness to let you feel free. The Karoo gives you the peace to relax, the silence to reflect, clean air to breathe and the chance of taking a step back in time. All this is possible in a place yet to be discovered.

A huge smile, the warmest hospitality and always the feeling of being very welcome, a trade mark of the Karoo, awaits you everywhere you go and is a sheer overwhelming and humbling experience.

Discover wild animals in abundance.
Experience a mind blowing huge amount of plant species.
Enjoy the local people with their most diverse cultures, languages, traditions, food specialities, and beliefs. All peacefully coexisting in this unique and remote, arid zone of South Africa.

The Karoo will take you back in time. Far back in times, if you like. To recently past centuries, with stunningly beautiful Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, to name but a few. With many vintage cars and even donkey carts still being modes of every­day transport. Telephone operators still connecting phone calls on a switchboard whilst always knowing more about the people than the local hair dressers!

Go back thousands of years if you like, when visiting one of the numerous mystic sites of bushman paintings and engravings to learn more about the fascinating culture of the San, the first inhabitants of this area. You may even want to go back further than that! Dinosaur fossils, millions of years old and scattered in the open veld all around Beaufort West and the Central Karoo, with many of them not even discovered yet. Stunning rock formations of the same age or older will leave you in awe.

Should that still not be far enough in the past for you, try reaching for the stars! Breathtaking nightskies, made possible through no light interferences, will take you back to the beginnings of time, only to find, what many of the Karoo inhabitants have found a long time ago already. Themselves.

Discover the stars when you get lost in the Cape Karoo