Towering mountains and rolling plains welcome you to Karoo National Park, Western Cape, South Africa. This park is part of the largest ecosystem in the country – the Great Karoo, a renowned fossil deposit of high importance. Today, visitors will find abundant birdlife, plenty of other interesting creatures and typical Great Karoo semi-desert landscapes.
The Karoo National Park, Western Cape, South Africa has a wide variety of endemic wildlife including the Black Rhino, Buffalo and over 20 breeding pairs of Black Eagle representing one of the highest densities in Africa. Springbok are also present in high numbers - a reminder of the once vast herds that traversed the Karoo on annual migration.
The Cape Mountain Zebra, which was almost lost to extinction, is now plentiful at this nature reserve. Guests can compare its bold stripe pattern to that of the “Quagga” strain – a species that did not survive the modern age. The Karoo National Park is unique in the world in that it hosts 5 different species of Tortoise which is the highest anywhere per equivalent area.
Facilities and features of Karoo National Park
- Breakfast is included for chalet and cottage residents
- Wheelchair friendly fossil trail and rest camp
- Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner
- Interpretive Centre and shop (basic goods and curios)
- Swimming pool for residents
- Picnic, barbeque and ablutions for day visitors at Bulkraal
- Public telephone and fuel
- Laundry facilities available in the camp site
- Beaufort West is nearby with other amenities and attractions