Accommodation near Karoo National Park

The idea of a park in the Karoo region came into being when local farmer and twitcher, William Quinton campaigned for a conservation area that would act as a sanctuary for endangered wildlife. The park only materialised, however, two decades later when SanPARKS proposed to establish a reserve that would be representative of the Nama Karoo Biome. After considering numerous places, it was decided that Beaufort West would be the chosen venue of this venture. In a gesture of support, 7209-hectares of land found north-west of the town was donated by the Beaufort West Council to SANPARKS. Today, the reserve harbours abundant birdlife, a variety of game and sparse vegetation of succulents and shrubbery.

Once having entered through the gates of the park, visitors will be welcomed in by the towering Nuweveld Mountains, and the rolling plains and savannahs. While the park is home to endless varietals of game, what makes this park wholly unique is that has the largest density of tortoises in the world – with five varietals roaming about the park in an unhurried fashion. Apart from the reptiles, the park is a sanctuary for the Cape mountain zebra (animals that were once on the verge of extinction but now exist in vast herds), springboks and the endangered black rhino. The Karoo National Park is also a twitcher haven, where twittering red-winged sterlings and masked weaves fly around the vast, open skies. Raptors and birds of prey include the likes of martial eagles, the reticent Cape eagle-owl, and twenty breeding pairs of the verraux black eagle.

What makes the Karoo National Park even more of a tourist is that it forms part of the largest and oldest land ecosystem in South Africa. This unique geological biome is home to a large collecting area of petrified fossils from animals that lived in a bygone era. This is certainly worth adding onto the itinerary for visitors who are budding archaeologists.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Suretta´s B&B
0 km

From R930* unit


A warm welcome awaits the weary traveller at Suretta´s B&B. Our place of rest offers four cosy en-suite rooms. In total a number of 11 heavenly comfortable beds. Mouthwatering slow cooked Karoo lam... More Info

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94 on Donkin Guesthouse
0 km

From R220* unit


Old world charm in this Colonial Victorian building that is 130 years old. Budget accommodation that is clean , neat and affordable. A grand staircase leads visitors to the first floor where all the... More Info

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Rooiheuwel Holiday Farm
0.1 km

From R200 pps


Rooiheuwel is situated submontane of the Nuveld Mountains in the Great Karoo, 80km west of Beaufort West and 60km north of Leeu Gamka. In this mountained topography you can refresh yourself with the m... More Info

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Aan De Voortrekker
0.3 km

From R300 pps


Aan de Voortrekker is a fully equipped self-catering apartment in the town of Beaufort West. The apartment sleeps four people in a double room with a full en-suite bathroom featuring a bath and a show... More Info

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Matoppo Inn Guest House
0.3 km

From R450 pps

  • ****

Matoppo Inn is a beautifully restored Drostdy Building, dating back to the 17th century and is situated within a sprawling, lush estate in the heart of the Karoo. This Guest House is an urban sanct... More Info

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17 On Bird Guest House
0.3 km

From R300 pps


17 On Bird Guest House can be found in the beautiful and charming, Bird Street in Beaufort West. Lined with pear trees, water furrows and some of the older buildings in town, Bird Street boasts many a... More Info

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Beaufort Manor Country Lodge
0.3 km

From R485 pps


Beaufort Manor is situated in the Karoo town of Beaufort West, offering designer B&B suites or self-catering cottages set in beautiful rose gardens. The town of Beaufort West is ideally situated on... More Info

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Die Herehuis
0.3 km

From R900* unit


Old Victorian style house build in the early 1900. Stables have been rebuilt to Luxury onsuite family chalets. Here you will feel at home and comfortable in an old world charm and all your needs will... More Info

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Appirklaas Self-Catering Units
0.3 km

From R325 pps

  • ***

Free Wi-Fi to our guests. Appirklaas offers guests 9 spacious and stylish rooms for quality accommodation. Stylishly decorated, comprehensively furnished each room includes an en-suite bathroom an... More Info

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Karoo Backpackers
0.3 km

From R181 pps


The Karoo Backpackers is situated on the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town in Beaufort West, the heart of the Great Karoo. The accommodation ranges from single rooms to dormitory rooms. All rooms ... More Info

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Beaufort West Reviews

Beaufort West
We will definitely be back if we travel overnight again.
- Penny Walters

Beaufort West
Nice town but convenient shops at garages too expensive.

- Schalk Jacobs

Beaufort West
A suitable town to sleep over
- Gwyn Guiney

Beaufort West
My old Karoo town, the heart of the Karoo.
- Roche Le Roux

Beaufort West
Great little town with beautiful sunsets
- Jacqueline oldfield