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Travel Region Western Cape (Great Karoo)

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Located in South Africa :: Northern Cape (Great Karoo)
Category: Places :: Travel Region


The area in the Western Cape known as the Great Karoo is one of the world's most unique arid regions. The atmosphere in the Great Karoo is peaceful and tranquil, it is a great area to rest, relax, and refresh oneself. It is sometimes seen as a very dry area but by taking some time to explore the area you will experience the Great Karoo to its full extent. Be sure to spend some time in this truly peaceful region.

Address :  Karoo, South Africa

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“There appears to be differing opinions about the exact boundaries of the Great Karoo. It appears that the most generally accepted area is: North of the Swartberg, South of the Orange River. East of the Cedarberg and West of the Stormberg Range. This area of more than 400,000 square kilometers includes the Koup, Camdeboo, Bushmanland, Central Karoo, Orange River Valley and the North-West. ” - Chris Smit, 2013/03/29

““You must love the Karoo to live there”. It is a pity that many tourists see the Karoo as a dry, desolate obstacle between Gauteng and the Cape, that has to be sped through as quickly as possible. If you have the opportunity, turn off from the N1 and explore this wonderful region. The air is crisp and clear. Look at the stars. Nostalgia is good for the soul. ” - Chris Smit, 2012/12/26

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