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Visit the Klein Karoo, South Africa

The Karoo is the vast semi-desert that comprises the bulk of the interior of South Africa and is an inhospitable place. Much of the scenery is interspersed by farmland and mountains.

The Klein Karoo, South Africa

The Karoo is the vast semi-desert that comprises the bulk of the interior of South Africa and is an inhospitable place.

On its southern fringe lies the Klein Karoo, an arid area that still supports sufficient life to make farming viable. Stark mountains are traversed by dramatic passes and towns retain a frontier air.

The people are remarkably hospitable and the atmosphere is markedly different from that of the Cape Region and Garden Route.

Audley Travel specialist Ashvin
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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550

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Audley Travel specialist Owain

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550

Places to visit in the Klein Karoo

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Klein Karoo, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested Klein Karoo itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the Klein Karoo, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for the Klein Karoo

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Klein Karoo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.