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Karoo National Park

Vital Information


Annual rainfall totals 260 mm, with the plains being hot in summer, and the mountain areas relatively cool throughout the year. During mid-winter snow occurs regularly on the peaks of the Nuweveld Mountains.

Day Visitors

Day visitors are welcome. No bookings are required.

Office Hours

  • Administration: Mondays to Fridays 07:30 to 16:00.
  • Reception is open from 07:00 to 19:00 daily.

Park Regulations

  • To ensure a safe and joyful trip through our parks, kindly adhere to the Rules and Regulations as stipulated by South African National Parks.
  • The use of drones inside (and over) our national parks is strictly prohibited.

Tips and Hints

  • Pets are not allowed in national parks.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Firearms to be declared at Reception where they will be sealed. The seal will be broken upon departure.
  • Motorcycles are not allowed.
  • Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, as well as vehicle repair and police services in Beaufort West.
  • Fuel available in Beaufort West.
  • Cool clothing for summer and warm for winter – the region is subject to sudden changes in weather, particularly in the mountains.
  • Remember to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and bird and mammal reference books.
  • Hikers on day trails must always carry sufficient water.

Contact Information

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