Karoo Accommodation

The Karoo is one of South Africa's most scenic areas, a semi-arid region with wide open spaces, endless stars and the odd quirky town. It is the perfect destination for those wishing to get away from it all and embrace nature. If that is you, accommodation in the Karoo is definitely worth considering.

The Karoo is an expansive area with a number of Nature Reserves. Reserves such as Anysberg or the Karoo National Park are home to rare endangered species such as the riverine hare and black rhinoceros. The area is also home to 9000 plant species and boasts the largest variety of succulent plants in the world.

Dotted across the Karoo wilderness are small towns, each with a unique personality. Oudtshoorn is considered the capital of the Klein (Little) Karoo, the Southern section of the Karoo. Nearby attractions include the Cango Caves, numerous ostrich farms and other outdoor pursuits.

Matjiesfontein is an old rest point for those travelling on Rhodes' 'road to the North' railway line. It is an iconic Karoo town with its beautiful old buildings and strange air of the past which continues to linger.

Thirty-five kilometres from Oudtshoorn lies De Rust, a quaint, engrossing little town. It lies at the foot of the Meiringspoort Pass, a windy, 25 km scenic road connecting the Klein Karoo in the South to the Groot (Great) Karoo in the North.

Among the towns worth visiting in the Groot Karoo are Prince Albert, Niue Bethesda and Graaf-Reinet. Graaf-Reinet and Prince Albert are both historic towns with numerous protected buildings owing to their iconic architecture. Prince Albert also happens to be a foodie haven, with an assortment of olive producers, wine estates and dairy farms producing cheese and milk in the area.

Niue Bethesda's star attraction is the Owl House, the home of an eccentric artist who transformed her home into a work of art using old glass bottles. Today the garden is strewn with cement and glass sculptures while parts of the home's walls have also been decorated with glass. It is a strange but intriguing place.

Route 62 is a scenic tourist road which starts in the Cape and extends to parts of the Karoo. It passes through many of the Karoo towns and various Karoo accommodation regions. A well-known attraction on the route is Ronnie's Sex Shop, a rural pub decorated with rugby shirts and bank notes from visitors' countries.

Themes that thread themselves throughout Karoo accommodation and the Karoo itself are fresh air, starry skies, relaxed inhabitants and open spaces. If you need to regain some sanity and escape the rat race for a while, book accommodation in the Karoo. Nothing will be better for your soul!

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Wolvekraal Guest House
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Wolvekraal guest farm welcomes you to experience the calmness and silence of the wonderful Great Karoo, where time seems to stand still. Enjoy your stay in our cosy fully equipped cottage. The farm ... Read More

Laings Lodge
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Our guest house, Laings Lodge, is situated off the main road (N1) in a very quiet area. * 30 en-suite rooms with air-conditioning, of which 17 rooms have one double bed per room, 8 rooms have two d... Read More

Spreeufontein Guest Farm
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CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Spreeufontein Guest Farm is situated about 40 km from Prince Albert, in the Great Karoo. It offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere that caters for the outdoor lovers. ... Read More

Witteberg Private Nature Reserve
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The Witteberg Private Nature Reserve is situated about 250 km from Cape Town in the heart of the Witteberg mountain range, midway between Touws River and Laingsburg and southwest of the historic Matji... Read More

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The farm Meyerspoort is situated 50km south of Beaufort West. Magnificent views, warm hospitality and a very comfortable stay awaits you at Meyerspoort. A tranquil place in the heart of the Karoo, ... Read More

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Pepper Tree Cottage Beaufort West is a quaint cottage in a Cape Dutch Style situated in a quiet area. The kitchen living room has a TV, aircon and an extra mattress if needed. . There is a safe lock ... Read More

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Travelling the N1 takes you through the historical and convenient stop over town of Beaufort West. Famous Bird Street boasts residence to most of the Guest Houses in town creating an atmosphere of war... Read More

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Experience the peace & tranquillity of the Great Karoo posed against a backdrop of the Nieuwveld Mountains. Offering three luxurious en-suite guest rooms, each with its own entrance. In close proximit... Read More

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Die Windpomp Guesthouse in Beaufort West offer 7 private en-suite rooms and secure parking. Come and experience the Great Karoo with a view of the Nieuwveld mountains. Activities & Attractions ... Read More

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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... Read More

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Karoo Reviews

Beaufort West
- Jules Fenn

Beaufort West
Very nice town to stay over
- Hendrik Bronkhorst

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