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The Karoo National Park is tranquillity set in the Nuweveld Mountains. The Karoo is semi-desert and this National Park offers the perfect rest stop between Johannesburg and Cape Town. If you come here with the intent of staying for a while you will not be disappointed. The mountains give the feeling of comfort and the open plains behind show the Karoo for what it is.

The roads were good and the reception staff were brilliant! The floral displays were magnificent too while I was here and to see the animals in this environment was truly beautiful. See the gallery below!

During the early morning hours I heard the lions roar and at night the sounds of the brown Hyena. Fantastic! There are lots of 4×4 trails here, so if you want a little off-road experience you can get your fix. You can certainly use a normal car on the main road and tar roads to get around the park and you will also have a great experience.

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 Contact Details  Telephone Number
+27 (0)23 415 2828/9
Karoo National Park
Beaufort West
South Africa
Main Gate: S 32° 21′ 49.273” E 22° 32′ 31.328”
 Nearest Airport George (238km away)
Size of Park 83 133 ha
Opened in 1979
 Park Map SANParks Karoo Map
 Closest City/Town Beaufort West
Habitat Semi-Desert
 Average Temperature Summer:
Max: 31°C
Min:  14°C
Max: 17°C
Min: 2°C
Average Rainfall 160mm
Common Animal Species Springbok, Gemsbok, Cape Mountain Zebra
Animal List Cape Hare, Aardwolf, Caracal
SANParks Karoo Animal List
Bird List Grey Heron, Ostrich, Martial Eagle
SANParks Karoo Bird List
 Unesco World Heritage Site No


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