Central Karoo Self-catering

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Lord Milner Hotel

53 Reviews
Sleeps 70 in 33 rooms

On the fringe of the Grand Karoo, the Lord Milner Hotel, the last authentic vestige of Victoriana, sits in all its past glory as a must...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Haus Holzapfel

53 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 8 rooms

Your German hosts, Marion and Zwingli, have created a charming home with a beautiful garden for the discerning guest who is looking for...
from R600
per night for 2 guests
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Karoo Khaya

58 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Winter Special   Karoo Khaya is on a small-holding within walking distance of the centre of the wonderful town, Prince Albert. Pete and Megan would like...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Brakdakkie Guest Cottages

23 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Getaway, Fair Lady and GO! magazines, as well as other local and international newspapers are all giving Brakdakkkie rave reviews. Out of...
from R630
per night for 2 guests

Jagerskraal Farm

84 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 9 rooms

Jagerskraal Farm is two kilometres from the gate on the N1. The farm offers five fully furbished self-catering chalets in a valley in the...
from R300
per night for 2 guests

Miller's House

11 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Miller’s House is a 4 Star graded Karoo cottage, situated on a farm in the village. Enjoy the freedom of open space, no neighbours,...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Teri-Moja Game Lodge

14 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 7 rooms

Relax and unwind in breathtaking surroundings, 15km south of Beaufort West and only a stone's throw from the busy N1. The recently opened...
from R494
per night for 2 guests

at 7 van Dyk

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

If you are seeking the idealized Karoo peace and tranquility, with dark skies and stars you will not be disappointed at 7 van Dyk. A...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Birds Nest Guest Cottages

Sleeps 18 in 3 rooms

Birds Nest Guest Cottages offer comfortable self-catering accommodation in Beaufort West, the capital town of the Great Karoo. It is ideal...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Olive Grove Guest Farm

44 Reviews
Sleeps 60 in 13 rooms

Olive Grove Guest Farm offers Country Comfort on a unique Olive, Sheep and Game farm. 7 Self Catering Mountain View Chalets and 6 Olive...
from R715
per night for 2 guests

Elfen Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Elfen Cottage is an elegant newly renovated cottage ideally situated the centre of town in Prince Albert, but in a quiet area off the main...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Leccino Deco Self-Catering Co...

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

The Leccino Cottages, formally known as Cactus Blue Cottages are situated in the heart of the...
from R900
per night for 2 guests

Bushman Valley

20 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 5 rooms

Bushman Valley is located within the Swartberg Private Nature Reserve - the area south of Prince Albert up to Eerstewater in the Swartberg...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Wagendrift Lodge

12 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 8 rooms

Situated in the heart of the Karoo, next to the Buffalo River, between Laingsburg and Ladismith, and en route to Seweweekspoort, lies the...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Lekker Lê

6 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Lekker Le is a quaint self-catering cottage situated on a seed-producing farm, about 5 km from Beaufort West. It has beautiful views of...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

X-Ventures Family Break Away

17 Reviews
Sleeps 47 in 11 rooms

X-Ventures Family Break Away offers an ideal breakaway for your friends, family or colleagues, and...
from R200
per night for 2 guests

Hannah's Haven

Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Hannah's Haven is situated in the charming town of Beaufort West. The self-catering unit has one bedroom, sleeping four guests, and an...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Swartberg Backpackers

1 Review
Sleeps 20 in 2 rooms

We are 5km from the Swartberg Pass on the side of the Cango Caves. It is 38 km from Prince Albert (1 hour drive through the Swartberg...
from R500
per night for 2 guests
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The Artist's Cottage

6 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Karoo Winter Special   Lush fabrics combine with smart styling for an updated Karoo look. The Artist's Cottage facilities comprise a small, fully equipped vintage...
from R1100
per night for 2 guests

Karoo Gateway Guesthouse

5 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 11 rooms

The Karoo Gateway Guesthouse is situated on the N1, only 10 km North West from Beaufort West, the heart of the Great Karoo. A palm tree...
from R910
per night for 2 guests

Central Karoo South Africa

Central Karoo Self-catering Accommodation

The broad, mostly sandy, expanse of undulating plains known as the Karoo is divided between the Little Karoo, nearer the coast and the Great Karoo, which seems to stretch into the interior forever. The Karoo, which means 'great thirst' in the local Khoi-San language, receives little rain so the rather dramatic landscape exhibits interesting geological features. The broad expanse of the endless plains is broken by flat-topped mesas and kopjes (conical hills), which display interesting stratigraphy, contorted fold structures and deeply striated glacial pavements. The Karoo is particularly rich in dinosaur fossils, many of which can be seen at the Old Library Museum in Graaff-Reinet.

Many people consider the Karoo something to be endured in order to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town, or vice versa but it really is an attraction in its own right. The two national parks, the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West and the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock are nothing like the bushveld reserves around the Kruger National Park. The vegetation is much more sparse but, strangely, far more interesting, as it's characterised by low-growing succulents and aromatic shrubs which, upon closer inspection are very beautiful and many of which flower spectacularly for a short season.

There are black rhinos in the Karoo National Park and, not surprisingly, many of the beautiful, endangered and rather rare Cape Mountain Zebra in the Mountain Zebra National Park.

Although midday can be over-bright and washed out, the quality of light in the Karoo is magnificent. Sunrises and sunsets are awe-inspiring with pastel shades of purple, blue, pink and gold filling the entire horizon. The sky before a storm is particularly dramatic, with shafts of light burning down through indigo clouds and rainbows dancing merrily just behind the thunder and lightning.

And the clear skies and freedom from light pollution makes for wonderful stargazing - the recently built Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is in the small, rather remote Karoo town of Sutherland.
As well as showcasing some very pretty Victorian houses, the many small towns reflect a sort of sleepiness, which is appropriate to their status as urban centres in a large sheep farming area.
On the edges of these vast plains lie lovely, almost unexplored mountains, with deep gullies, pretty streams and overhangs filled with rock art. And even the older buildings - one-roomed stone cottages, corbelled huts and old stone sheds are coming into their own as they are renovated as tourist or hikers accommodation.

Graaff-Reinet and Cradock offer a wealth of cultural attractions as well as some great accommodation Nieu Bethesda is the site of South Africa's best known outsider art - the Owl House, created by Helen Martins. Nothing happens very fast in the Karoo. It's a place to go to relax, to sit back and watch time move gently over the purple hills.
The Great Karoo stretches over part of the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape and the Northern Cape.

Planning a trip to the Northern Cape or the Eastern / Western Cape Karoo? A useful and inspirational book to have on the road is the  Getaway Guide to the Karoo, Namaqualand & Kalahari - Out and About in the Northern Cape by Brent Naudé-Moseley & Steve Moseley, who are also the proprietors of Karoo Cottage in Loxton.

Karoo, Namaqualand and Kalahari represents not only some of the most remote areas in southern Africa, but also the most scenic and rustic on the subcontinent – a region framed by a stark beauty that provides an ideal getaway from well-trodden tourist paths. This fascinating guide provides a unique exploration of its hidden treasures, national parks and wildlife reserves. Find out where to go and what to see, sound advice on finding your way through the Karoo, Namaqualand and Kalahari as well as alphabetical accounts of all the towns, villages and stopovers, maps and the what, where and how of adventure activities.

Authors Steve Moseley & Brent Naudé-Moseley live in the Karoo where they’ve spent the past ten years writing and photographing this and neighbouring regions. During this time they have developed a great love and respect for its natural and historical heritage, people and culture - all of which have opened their eyes to a simpler lifestyle and different values. Their travel articles and images appear in local and international publications and, after years of travel and research, they have launched a unique photo library (www.karooimages.co.za) specialising in the Great Karoo, Kalahari and Namaqualand.

The broad, mostly sandy, expanse of undulating plains known as the Karoo is divided between the Little Karoo, nearer the coast and the Great Karoo, which seems to stretch into the interior forever. The Karoo, which means 'great thirst' in the...

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If you are looking for Central Karoo self catering accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of self catering accommodation in Central Karoo and surrounds. With 119 listings in Central Karoo, our handy Central Karoo map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect self catering holiday accommodation for your Central Karoo visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Central Karoo South Africa

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