About Karoo National Park :
Size : 767.9 km²
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Getting There :
By Air : Sceduled flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to nearest airport George, approximately 300km from the Park.
By Road: Cape Town is situated about 500km (5hrs drive) south of the Park. Johannesburg is situated about 1 000km(about 9 hours drive) north of the Park.
What To Do:
Game Drives, Guided Walks, Fossil Trails, Sylvester Single Track, Birding, Picnic.
When To Go:
The best time to visit "Karoo" is in spring (Aug, Sept) and autumn (April, May) when the days are warm, and the nights mild.
Karoo National Park is dominated by the lofty Nuweveld mountains and rolling plains, where many species which originally occurred here now occupy their former ranges.
It has a wide variety of endemic wildlife. Many species have been relocated to their former ranges - such as black rhino and buffalo, as well as Cape mountain zebra. Over 20 breeding pairs of black eagle find sanctuary within the park.
Take a scenic drive along the picturesque Klipspringer Pass with its environmentally friendly style of construction and the scenic viewpoint at Rooivalle. The Nuweveld mountain range is in full view during the drive and the scenery onto the mountains. Herds of gemsbok, mountain zebra, bur hell’s zebras, kudu and red hartebeest can be sighted along the way. If you are lucky you may encounter one of park’s black rhino. If you are into birding, look out for Kori bustards, Vereaux’x eagle, and Karoo korhaan, chanting goshawk and Martial eagles.
The Bulkraal picnic spot has a swimming pool, ablution and braai facilities. The Doornhoek picnic site, situated in the game area, is a perfect place for a braai or picnic stop on your game drive.
Please note that tourist roads may be closed at times during heavy or prolonged rainy conditions or as a result of road maintenance.