Karoo, South Africa

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The Karoo is a vast area in the heartland of South Africa, full of big skies, scrubland, wind mills, sheep and quirky character.

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Looking for budget friendly self-catering accommodation in the Western Cape? Read about Western Cape accommodation options from the Cape Winelands to the Karoo, and from the Overberg and West Coast to the Garden Route. Think Tulbagh, McGregor, Wilderness, Knysna accommodation; Prince Albert, Beaufort West, Pringle Bay, Elgin, Elim, Kleinmond, Gansbaai accommodation; Hermanus, Swellendam, the Cedereberg and Paternoster accommodation - Roxanne Reid Slow Travel, Travel Tips, Beaufort West, Built In Braai, Forest Cabin, Knysna, Farm Cottage, Prince Albert, Open Plan Living

Budget friendly self-catering accommodation, Western Cape

Discover 18 places for self-catering accommodation in the Western Cape that are budget friendly.

Looking for small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town? Discover 20 of the best in the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Karoo, Overberg and West Coast. Find out what makes each small town special and what you can do there. They include Franschhoek, McGregor, Tulbagh, Wilderness, Barrydale, Matjiesfontein, Prince Albert, Greyton, Hermanus, Stanford, Swellendam, Paternoster, Yzerfontein and Riebeek Kasteel and seven more small towns for weekend getaways in the Western Cape  - Roxanne Reid Victorian Buildings, Old Buildings, African Vacation, Go Hiking, Paragliding, Prince Albert, Whale Watching, Africa Travel, Travel Couple

20 small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town

Find out why small towns make ideal weekend getaways from Cape Town in the Western Cape - what's special about them and what to do there.

Looking for small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town? Discover 20 of the best in the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Karoo, Overberg and West Coast. Find out what makes each small town special and what you can do there. They include Franschhoek, McGregor, Tulbagh, Wilderness, Barrydale, Matjiesfontein, Prince Albert, Greyton, Hermanus, Stanford, Swellendam, Paternoster, Yzerfontein and Riebeek Kasteel and seven more small towns for weekend getaways in the Western Cape - Roxanne Reid African Vacation, Go Hiking, Paragliding, Prince Albert, Whale Watching, Africa Travel, Weekend Getaways, Cape Town, Small Towns

20 small towns for weekend getaways from Cape Town

Find out why small towns make ideal weekend getaways from Cape Town in the Western Cape - what's special about them and what to do there.

Relax in the Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa - Roxanne Reid Kruger National Park, National Parks, All About Africa, Okavango Delta, Slow Travel, African Safari, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour, South Africa

Time to contemplate time in the Tankwa Karoo

Stay in old-fashioned style in the Elandsberg chalets in the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

10 Karoo game reserves and nature reserves to visit - Roxanne Reid Kruger National Park, National Parks, Mountain Zebra, Private Games, Wildlife Safari, Mountain Bike Trails, Go Hiking, Game Reserve, African Safari

10 Karoo game reserves and nature reserves to visit

Explore the wildlife, landscapes, open spaces and big skies of these Karoo game reserves and nature reserves.

Fossil Ridge eco-lodge in the Gamkaberg: a perfect spot - Roxanne Reid All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Nature Reserve, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour, Travel Around, The Locals, Fossil

Fossil Ridge eco-lodge in the Gamkaberg: a perfect spot

Sprawled in a canvas chair, I watched a spotted eagle owl perch on a rocky koppie. We were at Fossil Ridge eco-lodge in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve near Oudtshoorn and the heat of the day was fading.

Beginner’s guide to the Mountain Zebra National Park - Roxanne Reid Kruger National Park, National Parks, Mountain Zebra, Africa Destinations, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, African Safari, Africa Travel, South Africa

Beginner’s guide to the Mountain Zebra National Park

To find out everything you need to know in this beginner’s guide to the Mountain Zebra National Park in the Eastern Cape

Stop at Calvinia’s Rustic Art tucked away from the main drag and unearth a weird world of junk and art in the Karoo. All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Rustic Art, Flat Roof, Weird World, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour, Travel Around

Rustic Art, Calvinia – a weird world in the Karoo

Stop at Calvinia’s Rustic Art tucked away from the main drag and unearth a weird world of junk and art in the Karoo.

Anyone who thinks the Karoo is full of a whole lot of nothing just isn’t paying attention. Here are 10 things to do in Willowmore in the Karoo. Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Big Sky, Africa Travel, Virtual Tour

10 things to do in the Karoo town of Willowmore

Anyone who thinks the Karoo is full of a whole lot of nothing just isn’t paying attention. Here are 10 things to do in Willowmore in the Karoo.

17 things to do in Barrydale on Route 62 in the Karoo - Roxanne Reid Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Hotel Arts, Vintage Diner, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Beer Tasting, Nature Reserve

17 things to do in Barrydale on Route 62 in the Karoo

Stay here to ease into the slower pace of life and experience some of the things to do in Barrydale on Route 62 in the Karoo.

17 things to do in Barrydale on Route 62 in the Karoo - Roxanne Reid Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Hotel Arts, Vintage Diner, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Beer Tasting, Nature Reserve

17 things to do in Barrydale on Route 62 in the Karoo

Stay here to ease into the slower pace of life and experience some of the things to do in Barrydale on Route 62 in the Karoo.

15 things to do in Prince Albert, Karoo - Roxanne Reid Stuff To Do, Things To Do, All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Prince Albert, Big Sky, Africa Travel

15 things to do in Prince Albert, Karoo

If wide open spaces and a deafening stillness appeal to you, if small Karoo towns make you happy, then you'll love these things to do in Prince Albert.

Barrydale's Karoo Art Hotel: look beyond the surface - Roxanne Reid All About Africa, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Africa Travel, Travel Around, South Africa, Places To Go, Surface

Barrydale Karoo Hotel: look beyond the surface

The Barrydale Karoo Hotel hotel looked as though its glory days were long past. But when we stepped inside and took time to look beyond the surface, its quirkiness crept into our hearts.

Magical tree house in the Baviaanskloof - Roxanne Reid All About Africa, Magical Tree, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Kruger National Park, Outdoor Furniture Sets, Outdoor Decor, Africa Travel, Windmill

Magical tree house in the Baviaanskloof

Spend a night in a tree house in the Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape and feel like a kid again.

Looking for Tankwa Karoo accommodation? Try Gannaga Lodge at the top of Gannaga Pass in the Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa, and find timeless landscapes and friendly hosts. Kruger National Park, National Parks, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Africa Travel, Plan Your Trip, Amazing Destinations, Where To Go, Travel Around

Gannaga Lodge at the top of Gannaga Pass, Tankwa Karoo

Stay at Gannaga Lodge at the top of Gannaga Pass in the Tankwa Karoo National Park and fall under the spell of this desert-like vastness on the way to nowhere.

Don't blow past this Karoo town in a rush; stop over and discover 10 things to do in Beaufort West. Kruger National Park, National Parks, Beaufort West, Mountain Zebra, Stuff To Do, Things To Do, Wildlife Safari, Slow Travel, Africa Travel

Beaufort West

Don't blow past this Karoo town in a rush; stop over and discover 10 things to do in Beaufort West.

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