Useful Info : Karoo National Park
Tel: +27 (0)23 415 2828 / 9
Fax: +27 (0)23 415 1671
Website : http://sanparks.co.za/parks/karoo/
Location & Gate Times
Entrance gate: S 32˚21’48.2 | E 22˚32’28.4 | See Map
Entrance gate : 05:00 – 22:00
Day and overnight visitors welcome.
Wild Card gets you free entry.
The main loop is the Potlekkertjie Loop.
Nuweveld EcoTrail (90km) and Afsaal EcoTrail (13km) are available to visitors in 4×4 vehicles. These two routes branch off the Potlekkertjie Loop and are available free of charge. The Kookfontein Loop (7km) and Sandrivier Loop (7km) branch off the Nuweveld and Afsaal Loops respectively, providing varied 4×4 route options.
There are guided hikes and game drives. Check with reception to book.
Wildlife and Nature
Excellent bird life, over 200 species if that’s your thing. In the campsite, strange people can be seen staring at trees with binoculars. There is also a variety of buck including Gemsbok, Eland, Springbok, Hartebeest, Rehbok, Klipspringer and Kudu. There are also Lion and Rhino in the park.
Camping is R190 / night. All sites have a power point, water point and a braai. There are excellent ablutions and a decent kitchen as well as a laundry. There are also chalets ranging from family cottages to smaller chalets for doubles and smaller groups – check sanparks.co.za for rates.
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