Karoo National Park in South Africa
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
Main Gate: S 32° 21′ 49.273” E 22° 32′ 31.328”
|Nearest Airport||George (238km away)|
|Size of Park||83 133 ha|
|Park Map||SANParks Karoo Map|
|Closest City/Town||Beaufort West|
|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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