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Karoo National Park

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I am totally biassed about this place...I love it unconditionally!!

Birds, Game viewing, dinosaurs, landscape...it has it all !!! Dont miss the night drive. Enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Shepherds Cottage

We were so glad we booked the Afsaal Shepherds cottage - such a remote location we didn't see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adrienne E
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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“fossil trail”(18 reviews)
“cape town”(29 reviews)
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Beaufort West, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Birds, Game viewing, dinosaurs, landscape...it has it all !!! Dont miss the night drive. Enjoy the bracing areas and pool at Bullskraal. Fall in love with Klipspringer Pass. Find your own Lion and Aardwolf. Get lost and find yourself in this gorgeous place...you will never...More

Thank ChristianBoix
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were so glad we booked the Afsaal Shepherds cottage - such a remote location we didn't see anybody else during our 2 night stay. The signage could be improved as we did get a bit lost on the way in. We loved the waterhole...More

Thank Adrienne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our road-tripping party had always wanted to visit the Karoo National Park, and we were prepared for a treat - which we got! A great welcome at the gate and a short, but interesting drive to another warm welcome as we checked in at reception,...More

Thank joydunc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful place to visit. The 4x4 track up the mountain have a very beautiful view. Also so a lot of animals.

Thank 444Erica2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Karoo scenery. The staff are really helpful and very friendly. Great ambassadors for South Africa.

Thank JacksonZA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a good visit in regards seeing the Karoo views and to visit the short but interesting fossil trail. Really enjoyed reading all the info. The room was clean, but TV did not work. They did send out someone when we asked for it....More

Thank Hester S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The Karoo National Park was very educational. It has been well thought out and is a definite place to visit. I could never understand that the Karoo was once a marsh. But after seeing all the fossils and reading all about it, it makes so...More

Thank kruytbears
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The kids loved the fossil trail while we enjoyed the views along our drives. We saw some animals & rhino dung.

Thank C1tten5
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped over and stayed in a chalet in the Karoo National Park on the drive from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The fossil trail was fascinating -the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Breakfast at the restaurant was included in the rate, which was lovely. The chalet...More

Thank anonymous143
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Spend 3 nights in the park and enjoyed the tranquility. The chalets are well equipped and offer all the amenities that makes a stay easy. Our chalet had cable TV, which came in handy for the kids. The shop is well stocked, but would suggest...More

Thank CaptCapeTown
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December 24, 2017|
Response from Sedge0987 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there Apologies for the late response. Accommodation for two people is around R1 200 per night - less if you are camping. They did offer game drives at one time, but the vehicle they use has been out of commission for... More
December 19, 2016|
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Response from KKB000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Sorry we had our own vehicle so I am unsure of the payment process. Have fun & enjoy