Part 4 Karoo National Park
On the way back up to Johannesburg we had booked two nights at Karoo National Park. I had heard wonderful things about this park and was quite excited.
I was not disappointed. The park has the most beautiful views and is tranquil as only the karoo can be. It was hot when we arrived. We checked in went o our chalet, dumped the suitcases on the beds and went for a swim.
The park has some wonderful hikes. The fossil trail is extremely interesting and is located near the cottages. I particularly enjoyed the bossie trail. They have a small information booklet and plants along the trail are marked and the corresponding description is found in the booklet.
The The Pointer’s trail day walk is also interesting but must be done in the early morning in summer! Luckily it was overcast when we walked it.
We did not see very many animals but that we did not really try that hard - we wanted to spend most of our time walking and swimming.
A very nice feature of Karoo NP is that breakfast is included in the tarrif for all accommodation except camping. The breakfast is very good.
We also checked out the campsite and it is very nice set amongst sweet thorns so there is enough shade.
The mosty beautiful and tranquil landscapes:
View of the chaletsfrom the pool
View of the camp from the The Pointer’s trail:
Beaufort West can be seen in the distance also on the The Pointer’s trail:
A lookout point on the Klipspringer pass:
Two nights were not enough. We will definitely stop over here on our way to the Cape in the future and for at least 3 nights.