Karoo National Park

Karoo National Park

Karoo National Park

The Karoo National Park houses two of South Africa’s most highly endangered species, the reverine rabbit and the Black rhinoceros. The quagga, which became extinct on August 12, 1883, when the last mare of the species died in the Amsterdam Zoo, is again roaming free in the park. The park is also home to a wide variety of indigenous buck, mountain zebra, wild ostrich and five tortoise species, the most in any conservation area in the world. Bird life is abundant. There are martial, booted and black eagles (left) as well as the somewhat shy Cape Eagle owl

Tour information

* The Karoo Fossil Braille Trail is 400 m long and is specifically adapted for     handicapped visitors, depicting the geology and paleontology of the Great Karoo.
* Two nature trails, one of 800 m (Bossie Trail), and one of 11 km (Fonteintjieskloof Trail). This is a guided trail and prior booking is essential.

* Bird hides at the dam near the main rest camp.
* A scenic drive along the Klipspringer Pass to the viewpoint at Rooivalle.
* Game viewing in your own vehicle.
* Karoo 4X4 Trail. Maximum of 8 persons. This trail may be undertaken in your own vehicle or in a park vehicle with a guide.
* Night drives, under guidance of trained staff