Adventures in Karoo

If you want to gaze at the stars, drive on dusty back roads, visit old-time trading stores, soar above the wide open spaces on a paraglider or microlight flight and while the day away on a fly fishing adventure, then the Karoo is calling your name!
The wide open spaces and starry skies of some of the more remote areas of the Karoo offer outdoor living at its best. Here, in the remote hamlet of Sutherland you will find one of the best locations in the world for stargazing.  It is the…

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Adventures in Karoo
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If you want to gaze at the stars, drive on dusty back roads, visit old-time trading stores, soar above the wide open spaces on a paraglider or microlight flight and while the day away on a fly fishing adventure, then the Karoo is calling your name!

The wide open spaces and starry skies of some of the more remote areas of the Karoo offer outdoor living at its best. Here, in the remote hamlet of Sutherland you will find one of the best locations in the world for stargazing.  It is the cold climate, cloudless skies and lack of light pollution that ensures that the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) can focus its giant eye on our universe.

Continue northwest to the tiny settlement of de Aar in the Northern Cape where a paragliding adventure above the wide open spaces will leave you with a renewed zest for life. Another taste of the magnificent Karoo skies is found further south, back in the Western Cape, where you can experience the magic of microligth flight, just west of Graaf Reinet, in the town of Murraysburg.

The Karoo continues in the Eastern Cape, where Somerset East provides anglers with world class fishing opportunities.

The mighty Karoo spans several provinces and offers a wide variety of activities. With the driest climate in South Africa it is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, so head out to the Karoo and get those Boots Dirty!

Karoo Adventures

Fishing

Fishing in the Karoo? Yes! Although the Karoo is the driest region of Karoo, the landscape is a lot more varied than you may think and the fishing here is amazing. Anglers can enjoy the majesty of the Karoo on a Fishing Adventure. Here, in one of the most sparsely populated and undeveloped parts...

Fly Fishing

The best way to travel through the Karoo is as slowly as possible. Turn off the main roads, hit the gravel and roll down your window. Take the time to smell the air and to let the wind blow your hair back. Here, people take the time to hear your stories, to taste seasonal fruit, to experience the art...

Microlight Flying

So you have been contemplating taking to the skies on a Microlight Adventure and want to know how it feels like. Italian inventor, painter, anatomist and general all round genius, Leonardo da Vinci described this feeling best when he said: ‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth...

Paragliding

Paragliding is the adventure sport of flying lightweight, foot launched glider aircrafts. In a paraglider, the pilot is suspended below a fabric wing. A paraglider does not use an engine but a flight on a paraglider can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres as the pilot uses thermals...

Stargazing

The Karoo may be sparsely populated, but the people that are here have a lot of fascinating stories to tell and plenty of unique attractions to show you. One of the most amazing activities that you can do in the Karoo is Stargazing. To experience this, you need to take a drive to the remote hamlet of...