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Karoo National Park scoops SANParks regional awards

Date: 2010-10-14

Karoo National Park scooped the awards for both Reception of the Year and Gate of the Year at the recent South African National Parks (SANParks) Achievement Awards for the National Parks in the Frontier Region, held in Graaff-Reinet.

Media Release: Karoo National Park to offer free entry during SA National Parks Week

Date: 2010-09-07

To celebrate Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering you the chance to experience your natural heritage for free during SA National Parks Week.

Media Release: Karoo National Park to introduce lions to mark 30th anniversary

Date: 2009-10-30

Karoo National Park, situated near Beaufort West, celebrated its 30th Anniversary yesterday with the announcement that lions would be introduced to the Park in 2010.

Media Release: Popular Karoo National Park Golf Day open for bookings

Date: 2009-08-18

Karoo National Park’s ever-popular golf day will take place at the Beaufort-West Golf Club on Saturday, 5 September.

Media Release: New 4x4 Eco-Trails open at Karoo National Park

Date: 2009-06-02

Two new 4x4 eco-trails have opened at the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West.

Karoo National Park supports Earth Hour

Date: 2009-03-27

Visitors to Karoo National Park will be plunged into darkness for one hour on Saturday 28 March 2009 as Karoo National Park supports the global Earth Hour initiative.

Book now for a Karoo Birding Weekend!

Date: 2009-03-02

The Karoo National Park’s Birding Weekend, hosted by the Karoo Honorary Rangers, will take place from 17 to 19 April 2009. Join us for a light-hearted competition with the aim of having lots of fun! Discover the tranquillity and wide open spaces of the Great Karoo.

Media Release: Karoo National Park opens new road and education centre

Date: 2008-10-03

Sprightly young dancers from Nelspoort kicked off the celebrations on Thursday 2 October as the Karoo National Park opened a new tourist road, environmental education centre and celebrated the completion of a new predator-proof fence line.

Media Release: Here's your chance to enter the Karoo Mountain Bike Challenge!

Date: 2008-08-28

Entries are now open for the Karoo National Park Mountain Bike Challenge to be held on 18 October 2008.

Update: Karoo Roads

Date: 2008-04-14

All road rejuvenation of tarred roads in the Karoo National Park is now complete and there will be no further closure of tourist roads. The 4x4 roads are still closed until further notice.

Road Closures in Karoo National Park

Date: 2008-02-25

Visitors to Karoo National Park should note that all tourist roads in the Park will be rejuvenated over the next 6 weeks. Sections of the roads may be closed temporarily for periods of time (specific times are not available at present). 4x4 routes are also closed until further notice because of road works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Klipspringer Pass Closed for 2 Weeks

Date: 2008-02-19

The Klipspringer Pass in the Karoo National Park will be closed from the 19th February 2008 for a period of two weeks for resurfacing. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to visitors.

Karoo Road Update

Date: 2008-02-12

Lammertjiesleegte Road in the Karoo National Park will operate on a stop/go system from Wednesday 13 February to Friday 15 February 2008. Visitors may still use the road but delays may be experienced. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Road Upgrades in Karoo National Park

Date: 2008-02-08

Essential repairs to some of the tar roads in the Karoo National Park will begin today.

Eskom Loadshedding Schedule for Karoo National Park

Date: 2008-01-31

Visitors should note that due to the Eskom power problems, the power supply at Karoo National Park will be switched off at the following times...

Enter the Karoo National Park Half Marathon

Date: 2008-01-25

There’s still time to enter the Karoo National Park’s 21.1 km Half Marathon or 10 km Fun Run to be held on the 16th of February 2008.

Karoo Honorary Rangers Host 2008 Birding Weekend

Date: 2008-01-25

Based on the success of their inaugral birding weekend last year, the Karoo Honorary Rangers have decided that the birding weekend will become an annual event, with the support of Karoo National Park management. They are excited to announce that their next birding weekend will take place from the 18th to the 20th April 2008.

Karoo National Park Golf Day

Date: 2007-08-22

There is still time to enter the Karoo National Park Golf Day in the 1st of September, organized by the Karoo Honorary Rangers.

Media Release: Black Rhino Released In Karoo National Park

Date: 2007-05-14

The last of three black rhino translocated from Namibia to the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West will be released from the bomas tonight.

Birding Weekend: Karoo National Park

Date: 2007-03-27

The Honorary Rangers of the Karoo will be hosting a birding weekend in 11 - 13 May 2007.

Ranger scoops first prize in Karoo National Park Half Marathon

Date: 2007-03-16

Karoo National Park’s own Jan Frieslaar claimed first prize in the Karoo National Park Half Marathon held on 17 February. Jan, who has been competing in half marathons since 1996, works as a field ranger and guide in the Park and has distinguished himself by claiming first prize in a variety of local marathons including the Meiringspoort Half Marathon and Karoo Heart Festival Half Marathon. He also finished second in the Cango Caves Half Marathon.

Nominations for the 2007 Kudu Awards Begin

Date: 2007-03-07

If you know of individuals or organisations who are making a significant contribution to conservation in South Africa, please read more about the SANParks Kudu Awards, download the Award Categories and fill in a nomination form...

Temporary Closure of 4x4 Route

Date: 2006-10-13

To our valued clients and 4x4 enthusiasts 

Please note that we are busy with road constructions and our 4x4 route will be closed with immediate effect until further notice. We will use this site to keep you posted. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

Karoo Golf Day

Date: 2006-08-04

This is an ideal opportunity for companies, individuals and golfers in general to come to Beaufort West for an enjoyable weekend on the golf course. Its a great way to build team spirit and relax in the wide open spaces of the Karoo National park, which has accommodation specials running for the event. 

10 Things to do at Karoo National Park

Date: 2006-08-01

The Karoo is a magical place. For many people, it’s enough to sit under the wide skies and listen to the space and silence. However, the Karoo National Park offers much more than this by way of places to visit and things to's a few ideas…

Draft Park Management Plan

Date: 2006-07-21

Here is the draft management plan for Karoo National Park The management plans are also in the process of discussion with stakeholders at scheduled park-specific meetings. Details regarding the time, place and venues for these meetings can be obtained from park management. For more information, visit :

12 things you didn't know about the Karoo National Park

Date: 2006-07-12

Karoo National Park is characterised by a dramatic landscape, abundant plant and wildlife, and a number of hidden charms. There are literally dozens of things to discover on every visit. Here are some interesting Karoo facts to whet your appetite.

Time Travel in Karoo National Park

Date: 2006-07-12

When you visit the Karoo national park, not only will you be traveling to one of the worlds richest dessert flora areas, with more than 9000 plant species, the highest concentration of breeding black eagles, and abundant animal life, you'll also be traveling back in time, and visiting creatures that lived on the earth 35 million years before the dinosaurs.

Karoo's Rich Past

Date: 2006-06-15

A short visit to Karoo National Park's oldest residents on a bitterly cold winter morning turned into an incredible journey back in time – a mind-blowing 35-million years before dinosaurs existed.

Sizzling Specials on New Reservations

Date: 2006-05-24

Karoo National Park is offering fabulous discounts of up to 40% on New Reservations

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