Karoo Adventures

When people speak about the Karoo region in South Africa they are generally referring to the semi desert region that lies a little inland over the escarpment in the southern part of South Africa.  The Karoo is extremely popular amongst palaeontologists from around the world.  In modern South African history the Karoo often appears in many adventurous tales about exploring South Africa.  To me the Karoo is a place of wide open spaces and many stars.  There are plenty adventures listed in…

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Adventures in Karoo
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When people speak about the Karoo region in South Africa they are generally referring to the semi desert region that lies a little inland over the escarpment in the southern part of South Africa.  The Karoo is extremely popular amongst palaeontologists from around the world.  In modern South African history the Karoo often appears in many adventurous tales about exploring South Africa.  To me the Karoo is a place of wide open spaces and many stars.  There are plenty adventures listed in Dirty Boots for the Karoo region.  From river rafting, yes rafting in the Karoo to paragliding.  The endless space and small population make the Karoo an awesome playground for those seeking adventure.  So if you are looking for a place to go cycling or hiking for a week or two and you are the type of person that does not like crowds, then the Karoo should be your first stop.  Above is a comprehensive list of adventure activities available in the Karoo and surroundings.  Remember to pack plenty of water!

Karoo Adventures

Bicycle Tours

Take an Adventure on a Bicyle through the uncrowded Karoo. Jeep tracks and abundant dirt roads invite you to explore the farm lands and constrasting landscapes of this arid region. Wave to children along the route, marvel at the antics of the nimble springbok, listen to the screeching of spurwing geese....

Bike Tours

If you are looking for something different – try a Bike Tour in the Karoo. Bring your Bike and inner hippie to the annual Africa Burn extravaganza in the dry Tankwa Karoo, cycle amongst strange looking succulents or tackle the Swartberg Mountain Range. Whatever blows your hair back, you are guaranteed...

Caving

Caving in the Karoo happens in a limestone ridge situated parallel to the Swartberg Mountains. Here you will find the dripstone caverns of the Cango Caves with their vast halls and towering formations. The extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over four kilometres and on a caving adventure...

Cycle Tours

Take in the tranquility of the vast open spaces of the Karoo on a Cycle Tour. This setting is sure to call you back time after time. Once you have had a taste of the absolute silence, clear skies and starry nights, the Karoo will be your favourite getaway destination. From Middelburg to Graaff-Reinet,...

Hot-Air Ballooning

One of the most surreal adventures you will ever experience is a Hot Air Ballooning adventure. A you sore above fields and valleys in the comfort of a wicker basket, you feel a unique sense of personal challenge, adventure, romance and fun. Although the Karoo is a Khoisan word that translated means...

Mountain Biking

Revel in the wide open spaces of the Karoo – on a Mountain Bike! From the Tankwa Karoo to the Cape Fold Mountains, this unspoiled and raw part of Karoo invites adventurous Mountain Bikers to come and explore! You can have it all to yourself, but if you like sharing the experience, why not join...

Quad Biking

Karoo is a Khoisan name that translated means ‘a land of thirst’. This semi-desert region is the perfect place for a rugged outdoor adventure and what better way to explore this beautiful part of Karoo than on a Quad Bike. A Quad Biking adventure is for everyone. These rugged four-wheelers,...

River Rafting

Enjoy the beauty of the wide-open skies, blue-grey mountains and rugged veld of the Karoo from the comfort of an inflatable raft as you pick your way through the rapids on a River Rafting adventure. The Karoo offers excellent River Rafting and White Water Rafting. Downstream from the Orange and Vaal...

Stargazing

Book an evening of stargazing in Karoo with a professional guide - Dirty Boots