Western Cape – Karoo Region

Western Cape - Karoo

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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.

Climate

Low rainfall, arid air, cloudless skies, and extremes of heat and cold are characteristic of this region.

History

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.

ecology

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.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Amber Lagoon Camp - Oudtshoorn

Amber Lagoon

info@amberlagoon.co.za
082-755-1039
www.amberlagoon.co.za

Anysberg Nature Reserve - Ladismith

Anysberg

Online Booking
www.capenature.co.za/reserves/anysberg-nature-reserve

Bonniedale Farm - Oudtshoorn

Bonniedale Farm

info@bonniedale.com
044-695-3175
www.bonniedale.com

Buffelspoort - Ladismith

Buffelspoort

Online Booking
www.summerescape.co.za/accommodation/buffelspoort-cottage-and-camping-70042

Bushman Valley - Prince Albert

Bushman Valley

bushmanvalley1@gmail.com
082-452-8134
www.bushmanvalley.com

Calitzdorp Spa - Calitzdorp

Calitzdorp Spa

Online Booking
044-213-3371
www.calitzdorpspa.co.za

Calitzdorp Station Camp - Calitzdorp

Calitzdorp Station

calitzdorpstation@telkomsa.net
081-473-3232
www.calitzdorp.co.za/calitzdorpstation

Cango Mountain Resort - Oudtshoorn

Cango Mountain Resort

Online Booking
044-203-3112
www.cangomountainresort.co.za

De Hoek Mountain Resort - Oudtshoorn

De Hoek Mountain Resort

Online Booking
044-272-8214
www.dehoekmountainresort.co.za

Den Vlier Private Game Reserve - Ladismith

Den Vlier

yvonne.berrange@gmail.com
028-551-2300
www.facebook.com/pages/Den-Vlier-Private-Game-Reserve

Die Bosvarkie - Calitzdorp

Die Bosvarkie

diebosvarkie@gmail.com
072-611-6437
www.calitzdorp.co.za/bosvarkie

Dwarsfontein 4x4 - Uniondale

Dwarsfontein 4x4

dwarsfon@mweb.co.za
044-771-1034
www.uniondale.co.za/Dwarsfontein 4x4

Eagle Falls - Uniondale

Eagle Falls

info@eaglefalls.co.za
044-745-1122
www.eaglefalls.co.za

El Yolo One - Willowmore

El Yolo One

info@elyolo.co.za
082-444-8391
www.elyolo.co.za

Fish Eagle Eco Camp - Calitzdorp

Fish Eagle Eco Camp

073-883-1952
www.gardenroutemeander.co.za///fish-eagle-eco-camp

Fontein Guest Farm - Die Hel

Fontein Guest Farm

info@gamkaskloof.co.za
087-808-5730
www.gamkaskloof.co.za

Gemsbokfontein 4x4 - Laingsberg

Gemsbokfontein 4x4

fdconradie@roggeveld.co.za
023-551-1817
www.gemsbokfontein.co.za

Gourits River Guest Farm - Albertina

Gourits River

grguestfarm@gmail.com
076-398-0892
www.grguestfarm.com

Hartenbeest Post - Uniondale

Hartebeest Post

loock@langkloof.net
044-752-1214
www.uniondale.co.za/listing/hartebeest_post_farm_stay

Hillendale 4x4 - Beaufort West

Hillandale 4x4

hillandale@telkomsa.net
082-737-3570
www.netwerk24.com/Weg/Reis/Hillandale-4x4

Honeywood Farm - Swellendam

Honeywood Farm

Online Booking
083-270-4035
www.honeywoodfarm.co.za

Hooikraal Camp - Heidelberg

Hooikraal

Online Booking
084-645-8810
www.hooikraalcamp.co.za

Joalani - Three Sisters

Joalani

deklerk.m64@gmail.com
049-851-9211
www.threesistersaccommodation.co.za/joalani-gastehuis

Kagga Kamma - Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

Kagga Kamma

lodge@kaggakamma.co.za
021-872-4343
www.kaggakamma.co.za

Karoo National Park - Beaufort West

Karoo National Park

Online Booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/karoo

Karoowater Guest Farm - Oudtshoorn

Karoowater

Online Booking
076-382-3477
www.karoowater.co.za

Klein Begin - Prince Alfred

Klein Begin

044-752-3017
www.tracks4africa.co.za///kleinbegin-campsite

Kleinplaas Holiday Resort - Oudtshoorn

Kleinplaas

kleinpls@mweb.co.za
044-272-5811
www.kleinplaas.co.za

Klipbok 4x4 - Barrydale

Klipbok 4x4

m.haasbroek@yahoo.com
072-297-2088
www.klipbok4x4adventures.co.za

Kruisrivier Guest Farm - Oudtshoorn

Kruisrivier

Online Booking
044-213-3788
www.kruisrivier.co.za

Le Roux Bed and Breakfast - Ladismith

Le Roux B&B

admin@lerouxbnb.co.za
028-551-1439
www.lerouxbnb.co.za

Louvain Guest Farm - Uniondale

Louvain

info@louvain.co.za
071-695-9486
www.louvain.co.za

Matjiesvlei Guest Farm - Calitzdorp

Matjiesvlei

webmaster@karoofarms.co.za
072-174-1028
www.calitzdorp.co.za/matjiesvlei

Mavuradonha - Van Ryksdorp

Mavuradonha

087-550-7666
www.bushwakka.co.za/mavuradonha-bush-camp

Meijers Rust Guest Farm - De Rust

Meijer's Rust

bmeijer@aol.com
044-241-2420
www.meijersrust.com

Minwater Eco Adventure - Oudtshoorn

Minwater

louis@minwater.co.za
044-279-1285
www.minwater.co.za

Natures Rest Lapa Camp - Oudtshoorn

Natures Rest Lapa

073-062-3616
www.facebook.com/naturesrestkleinkaroo

Olienhof - Prince Albert

Olienhof

wendy@princealbertolives.co.za
023-541-1687
www.princealbert.org.za/olienhof-1

Op die Plaas - Seweweekspoort

Op die Plaas

info@seweweekspoort.co.za
076-276-2864
www.seweweekspoort.co.za

Oppi Dam - Oudtshoorn

Oppi Dam

info@oppi-dam.co.za
044-279-1082
www.oppi-dam.co.za

Oudekloof Guest Farm Camp - Prince Albert

Oudekloof

oudekloof@gmail.com
061-816-4061
www.goingwhere.co.za/oudekloof

Outeniqua Caravan Park - Klein Brakrivier

Outeniqua

info@outeniquacaravanpark.co.za
044-696-6580
www.outeniquacaravanpark.co.za

Peerboom 4x4 - Touwsrivier

Peerboom 4x4

Online Booking
082-942-1970
www.karooadventures.co.za

Piet se Staning - Die Hel

Piet se Standing

info@gamaskloof.co.za
087-808-5730
www.diehel.com

Pine Creek Holiday Resort - Groot Brakrivier

Pine Creek

044-620-2434
www.gardenrouteaccom.co.za/listing/pine-creek-caravan-park

Prince Albert Game Farm - Prince Albert

Prince Albert Game Farm

Online Booking
www.travelground.com/accommodation/oude-kloof-guesthouse-camping

Riverside Holiday Resort - Klein Brakrivier

Riverside

info@riverside-resort.co.za
044-696-6061
www.riverside-resort.co.za

Rondekop Dam Camp - Uniondale

Rondekop Dam

044-272-0014
www.pnaturereserve.co.za

Rondom Rock - Beaufort West

Rondom Rock

webmaster@karoofarms.co.za
072-199-1889
www.karoofarms.co.za/rondom

Rooiheuwel - Leeu Gamka

Rooiheuwel

flip.marge.vivier@gmail.com
023-412-1669
www.rooiheuwel.com

Sit en Rus Caravan Park - Laingsberg

Sit & Rus

christo.serfontein@bos.co.za
023-551-1093
www.facebook.com/sitenruscaravanpark

Springbok Lodge - Merweville

Springbok Lodge

springboklodge@gmail.com
083-255-6931
www.springboklodgemerweville.yolasite.com

Springvale - Ladismith

Springvale

Online Booking
028-551-2014
www.yourcapetown.co.za/accommodation/ladismith/springvale-cottage

Steenbokkie Private Nature Reserve - Beaufort West

Steenbokkie

083-540-4573
www.steenbokkie.business.site

Stompdrift Dam Water Resort - De Rust

Stompdrift Dam

Online Booking 044-241-2087 www.route62.co.za/route62accommodation/StompdriftDamWaterResort

Sunset Caravan Park - De Rust

Sunset

083-940-5787
www.tracks4africa.co.za///sunset-caravancamping

Swartberg Nature Reserve - De Hel

Swartberg Nature Reserve

Online Booking
0442-03-6300
www.capenature.co.za/reserves/swartberg-nature-reserve

Takkieskloof Caravan Park - Riversdale

Takkieskloof

takkieskloof@hessequa.gov.za
028-713-7916
www.gardenrouteandkleinkaroo.co.za/takkieskloof-caravan-park

The Travelling Tortoise - De Rust

The Travelling Tortoise

travellingtortoise1@gmail.com
084-281-4305
www.travellingtortoise.net

The Vale Karoo Farm - Beaufort West

The Vale

thevale@vodamail.co.za
082-968-7991
www.thevale.co.za

Uniondale Caravan Park - Uniondale

Uniondale Caravan Park

info@africanaloe.com
044-752-1266
www.goingwhere.co.za/unioo2

Wagon Wheel - Beaufort West

Wagon Wheel

info@wagonwheel.co.za
023-414-2145
www.wagonwheel.co.za

X Ventures - Beaufort West

X Ventures

jacomrs@gmail.com
082-782-8404
www.camping-xventures-beaufortwest.yolasite.com

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.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Africamp Klein Karoo - Oudtshoorn

Africamp Klein Karoo

hello@africamps.com
063-170-4222
www.africamps.com/farm/oudtshoorn-klein-karoo

Amber Lagoon Tented Camp - Oudtshoorn

Amber Lagoon 

info@amberlagoon.co.za
082-755-1039
www.abberlagoon.co.za

Assendelft Bush Camp - Prince Albert

Assendelft

info.assendelft@gmail.com
079-288-7938
www.assendelft.co.za

Bonniedale Farm Tented Camp - Oudtshoorn

Bonniedale Farm

info@bonniedale.com
044-695-3175
www.bonniedale.com

Botlierskop Tented Camp - Klein Brakrivier

Botlierskop

info@botlierskop.co.za
044-696-6055
www.botlierskop.co.za

Botlierskop Tented Camp - Klein Brakrivier

Brackenhills

info@brackenhills.com
028-754-6205
www.brackenhills.com

Calitzdorp Station Tented Camp - Calitzdorp

Calitzdorp Station

calitzdorpstation@telkomsa.net
081-473-3232
www.calitzdorp.co.za/calitzdorpstation

Chandelier Game Lodge Tented Camp - Oudtshoorn

Chandelier

chandelier@wispernet.co.za
072-742-4405
www.chandelier.co.za

De Kraal Tented Camp - Oudtshoorn

De Kraal

082-668-3715
www.facebook.com/De-Kraal-Tent-Accommodation

Fontein Guest Farm - Die Hel

Fontein

info@gamkaskloof.co.za
087-808-5730
www.gamkaskloof.co.za

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve - Oudtshoorn

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Online Booking
044-203-6300
ww.capenature.co.za/reserves/gamkaberg-nature-reserve

Hooikraal Tented Camp - Heidelberg

Hooikraal

Online Booking
084-645-8810
www.hooikraalcamp.co.za

Inibos - Three Sisters

Inibos

inibos.selfsorg@gmail.com
072-372-0570
www.murraysburg.co.za/accomm/inibos-self-catering

Le Petit Karoo Ranch - Oudtshoorn

Le Petit Karoo Ranch

chanel@lepetitkaroo.za.net
044-272-7428
www.lepetitkaroo.za.net

Natures Rest Lapa Tented Camp - Oudtshoorn

Natures Rest Lapa

073-062-3616
www.facebook.com/naturesrestkleinkaroo

Oudekloof Guest Farm Tented Camp - Prince Albert

Oudekloof

oudekloof@gmail.com
061-816-4061
www.goingwhere.co.za/oudekloof

Sunset Teepee Retreat - Mossel Bay

Sunset Teepee Retreat

info@tpretreat.co.za
082-772-7047
www.tpretreat.co.za

Thorn Tree Tented Bush Camp - Ladismith

Thorn Tree

www.threeperfectdays.co.za/stay/at/thorn-tree-bush-camp/in/ladismith

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Should you find that we have not included a camping site and would like us to include it on this list, send us an email at info@ikamu.co.za 

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..