Beaufort West must be one of the last places on earth that anyone would want to live. Arid, windy and feature free it clings to the edge of the Great Karoo.
But here also lies a national park which has an evocative peaceful charm. Stark and stoney the lunar landscape manages to support a surprising range of wildlife - hartebeest, jackal, ostrich. The main camp consists of thatched cabins and camping facilities - but beware the extremes of cold and heat. A swimming pool and limited tv but no wifi.
It’s main attraction is the rugged outdoors with a variety of trails some 4x4 and stunning sunsets.
There is a restaurant which struggles manfully to present a semblance of civilisation and a remarkably well stocked shop. Very pleasant staff all live on site.
It’s a decent stopover if on a roadtrip but an acquired form of lifestyle.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking