African Travel Concept

The Little Karoo

The semi-arid Klein Karoo (also known as the Little Karoo) region of the Western Cape is home to many easily accessible attractions for those who choose to drive along the region's scenic Garden Route. The Klein Karoo is a photographer's playground, with spectacular sunsets that outline the contrasting landscape in stunning silhouettes.

Regardless of whether you're driving the Garden Route from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, the scenery is spectacular and the locals in the small towns along the way are entertaining and welcoming. The Klein Karoo offers several interesting detours from the Garden Route which is well worth exploring.

Oudtshoorn, a 45-minute drive from George along the N12, is home to the highest collective Ostrich population in the world. In the same area, the Cango Caves are the only show-caves in Africa that offer standard and adventure tours in English, Afrikaans, German and French.

The world’s longest wine route, Route 62, also runs through the Little Karoo. Some of South Africa's best dessert wines come from the town of Calitzdorp, 51 kilometres west of Oudtshoorn.

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