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 ... More Info

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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... More Info

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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. ... More Info

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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... More Info

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Charming Karoo Cottages in the small Karoo town of Beaufort West. Each Cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, lounge area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. outside patio and braai facility. Secure parking i... More Info

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Karoo Lodge, nestling in two acres of tranquil gardens, is a haven to the most discerning traveller passing through this oasis of the Great Karoo. Take time, enrich your life and discover the hidde... More Info

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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... More Info

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Olive Grove Guest Farm offers 7 Mountain View Chalets and 6 Olive Orchard Guest Rooms. All our units are graded by TGCSA and come Highly Recommended by AA Travel. We provide Self Catering as well as F... More Info

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Ko-Ka Tsara Bush Camp is 1km North of Beaufort West just 7km off the N1. This intimate and exclusive bush camp is situated on a private game reserve with bed and breakfast available. Chalet braai and ... More Info

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Getaway, Fair Lady and GO! magazines, as well as other local and international newspapers are all giving Brakdakkkie rave reviews. Out of a love and passion for all things old, Brakdakkie pioneered ... More Info

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Karoo Reviews

Prince Albert
It is a typical Karoo town. So incredibly dry yet beautiful. Loved walking around town viewing the original quaint cottages.
- Jayne Fearon

Beaufort West
Nice and one of the historic towns in RSA.
- Louis Bosch

Prince Albert
Prince Albert is a wonderful place like the spook stories :)
- Talita Moore

Beaufort West
Very small town - lovely Spur though and was our last "big town " before Lady Grey so it was one of our main stops. Stopped there again on our way back home.
- Storm Duncan

Beaufort West
Very clean town
- Susan Beukes