The Klein Karoo (translated as Little Karoo) is sprawled between the Outeniqua and Langeberg mountain ranges and the majestic Swartberg range in the Western Cape. It stretches along Route 62 from Barrydale in the west to De Rust in the east on the highway that links Cape Town with Oudtshoorn, the 'Capitol of the Klein Karoo'. Be sure to make a stop-over in this town. It is home to the Cango Caves, a series of accessible caverns and chambers that are among the top ten most visited South African attractions. The Klein Karoo appears to be an arid, dry and flat land devoid of living matter. But don't be fooled. Besides the ostrich, farmed for its meat, eggs and feathers, you’ll be able to see the bat-eared fox, the meerkat and the barking gecko. Here you'll find towering cliffs, clear streams and a unique biome dominated by the aloe and dwarf baobab tree. Majestic mountains lend a blue haze to the horizon and spring flowers draw huge numbers of tourists for a few weeks every year, when seemingly dry sand beds suddenly become a colourful tapestry of flowers. Visit Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Van Wyksdorp and Uniondale to get a good idea of a typical small South African town. Nature reserves in the Klein Karoo include the Doringrivier Wilderness area near Oudtshoorn, the Gamkaskloof Nature Reserves near Calitzdorp and the Anysberg Nature Reserve near Ladismith.
Self catering Karoo Guest Farm situated in the beautiful surroundings of the escarpment of the Nuweveld Mountains
Established 13 years ago this backpackers offers great hospitality and service. Stretched over 3 properties nothing will cramp your style as there is a place for everyone to chill and relax. We have a variety of accommodation from en suite rooms ...
South Africa , Western Cape