Western Cape - Karoo
No exact definition of what constitutes the Karoo is available, so its extent is also not precisely defined. The Karoo is partly defined by its topography, geology and climate. The N2 and the N9 form the southern boundary, while the R354 and R323 form the western boundary. From there the region extends north- and eastwards to the provincial boundary.
Low rainfall, arid air, cloudless skies, and extremes of heat and cold are characteristic of this region.
The Karoo formed an almost impenetrable barrier to the interior from Cape Town, and the early adventurers, explorers, hunters, and travelers denounced it as a frightening place of great heat, great frosts, great floods, and great droughts.
The Karoo is a semidesert natural region of South Africa. Ground water is found throughout the Karoo, which can be tapped by boreholes, making permanent settlements and sheep farming possible.
The vegetation consists of aloes, crassulas, euphorbias, , and various other desert plants. The vegatation becomes very sparse going northwards. The driest region of the Karoo, however, is its southwestern corner, between the Great Escarpment and the Cederberg-Skurweberg mountain ranges. This area is called the Tankwa Karoo, The eastern and north-eastern Karoo are often covered by large patches of grassland. The typical Karoo vegetation used to support large game. Today, sheep thrive in this area.
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Western Cape - Karoo
Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites
Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Karoo Region of the Western Cape Province.
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Listing of Tented Camps
Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Karoo Region of the Western Cape Province.
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We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.
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Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.
We only offer a listing of camping sites in the region and do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete. We also do not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.
This website was designed by an enthusiastic camper as a guide to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site..