Karoo Travel Guide

Articles about Karoo

By Douglas Rogers
I was, I confess, a reluctant convert to the charms of the Karoo, a vast semidesert covering more than 100,000 square miles of South Africa’s Cape region. My induction began, like an initiation into a cult, with a surprise phone call eight years a...

Hotels in Karoo

A two-room inn opened in 2006 by a local farmer named Tinie Bekker. A soft-spoken fiftysomething Afrikaner whose ancestors were among the first Boers to settle the Karoo in the early 1750’s, Bekker inherited the family’s grape and dairy farm in 1982.

Restaurants in Karoo

Jemima's offers superb Karoo cuisine, such as lamb in muscatel sauce.

Things to do in Karoo

The majestic Swartberg Pass, a 17-mile-long heart-in-mouth miracle of cliff-edge engineering, was built by Thomas Bain in the 1880’s.