Hiking in Karoo

The Khoisan named this giant 400 000 square metre basin of semi-desert- The Karoo - meaning land of thirst and although this may evoke a sense of desolation the Karoo is actually a place of spectacular life and beauty.

With over 4 national parks and many smaller nature reserves, the Karoo is a hiking mecca. From vast shimmering plains where Camino-style hikes are on offer to remote trails in rugged mountain kloofs; there are routes to suit all levels of hiking fitness and…

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Hiking in the Karoo
Hiking in the Karoo, South Africa

The Khoisan named this giant 400 000 square metre basin of semi-desert- The Karoo - meaning land of thirst and although this may evoke a sense of desolation the Karoo is actually a place of spectacular life and beauty.

With over 4 national parks and many smaller nature reserves, the Karoo is a hiking mecca. From vast shimmering plains where Camino-style hikes are on offer to remote trails in rugged mountain kloofs; there are routes to suit all levels of hiking fitness and experience.

Although the Karoo is often described as a place of great space, emptiness and silence, while hiking you will quickly realize that this is not the full picture. Peculiar succulents and aromatic plants, abundant wild life and regular fossil searching forays will constantly vie for your attentions on your Karoo trails.

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Beaufort West | Hiking - Karoo Erdvark Trail - Slackpacking

Hiking in the Karoo is not just a walk - it is where you will find your soul. Karoo Erdvark Trails starts on the farm Rooiheuwel about 80 km west of Beaufort West. This is the heart of the Great Karoo lying on the escarpment of the Nuweveld Mountains with a typical Mountain Karoo Landscape in all directions. The Karoo is one of the largest Ecosystems in Southern Africa, m...
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