Western Cape – Karoo Region


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 Karoo region is located to the north-east of Cape Town.  The camp sites listed for this region fall within the Western Cape.


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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Camp Site Articles

Below is a listing of camp sites that have been featured and have a blog.  Click on the image to read the blog and find out more about each camp site

Listing of Camp Sites

Below is a listing of camp sites in the Karoo Region of the Western Cape.
Click on the image and you will be directed to the respective websites for more information and contact details.

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..