Karoo National Park

This is part of the Sanparks in South Africa – we have a Wildcard so entry fees and camp fees are really low. It is so worth it to have a wild card.

The camp is tiny but immaculate – they even clean the outside taps with Brasso!

Animals are typical Karoo animals – Oryx, Springbok, Ostriches, and they have lions there now as well. The animals are way more scared of cars than in the Kruger park but you can see the animals from miles away because of the landscape. I’m not going to bore you with pictures of the animals but rather a few photographs of the landscape.

From the Karoo National Park we drove through Meiringspoort – moving from the Groot Karoo to the Klein Karoo – Oudtshoorn way. This pass through the mountain is absolutely amazing. We stopped in the pass at a Waterfall where Zoe played in the river and the watering hole at the bottom of the waterfall. The fable around this waterfall and the hole is that the Karoo mermaid lives in it and the the hole is bottomless – it is exceptionally deep but if it is bottomless remains a secret. The sun was really at a bad angle so I couldn’t take pictures of the waterfall.

And here are the pictures:

The Karoo Landscape
Karoo 1

Windpump – the symbol of the Karoo – I’m windpump mad at the moment – just buying anything that a windpump

Karoo 2


Karoo 3

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7 Responses to Karoo National Park

  1. halberts2014 says:

    Meiringspoort is stunning. We had a picnic there before driving through to Beaufort West.
    The Karoo is truly stunning

  2. MamaCat says:

    It sounds like an idyllic holiday. I have to do this soon. Planning planning planning.

    • runnermum says:

      You must MamaCat – register yourself on the Sanparks website and book – you can always just cancel but it is nice to have something to look forward to. We have booked in December to go to Kgalagadi in October 2015.

  3. charliesbird says:

    Love, love that part of the world. And, as spectacular as Meiringspoort is, do yourselves a favour and travel the Swartberg pass one day, and even better drive into and through the Baviaanskloof, if you have a 4×4. Remote, achingly beautiful with no cell reception, my kinda heaven.

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