​User Reviews – Karoo NP

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Maja Balenovic   –  
Croatia HR
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2020

Email Maja Balenovic  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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It was our first night in a camper and in the National park with magnificent view, tranquility. Caravan site was really nice.

Dick Hilland   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2019

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tranquil surrounding,excellent service and a lovely chalet
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We know more or less all the park in SA but had not been to KNP. So off we went , took a leisurely drive from Stellenbosch to the KNP and stayed for 5 days in a well equipped chalet . Knowing more or less all other SA park.s ,we ob visually compared everything with our experience in other parks.
In short: if you are looking for relaxing place, then that is the place for you. It defiantly was for us !
wildlife: much more then we expected, had a Rhino 100 meter in front of us,Lion up the mountain pass and all the other animals and birds.
Scenery: absolutely stunning.
Weather : the way you expect in March
Accommodation: super
Food: very good and plenty full, very friendly staff.
Transportation: very clean and modern car for outdoor drives with a good guide.
Highlights: Our whole stay was a highlight . One of it was a bit more special when we were alone with a ranger at "Doornkoek Picnic|Braai Area ", had a lovely braai and could ask all the questions only a "Tourist" want to ask .
Summary: We loved it so much that we are now booked in again end of August 2019 , this time even with a longer stay than last time.

James Labelle   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Jan 6, 2019

Email James Labelle  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The review below is the personal opinion of James Labelle and not that of SafariBookings.
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Very remote but Karroo had an exceptional amount of fossils which is really cool if that is your thing otherwise we mostly just saw Impala

Bryan   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: May 2018 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2018

Email Bryan  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Karoo National Park is a scenic gem in the heart of the arid Karoo. Wildlife is quite limited and mostly comprises various antelope species but it has a unique character and fascination. Accommodation is typical National Parks self catering chalets and there is an on-site restaurant. A fossil trail and various guided and unguided walks are available. It can get very hot in summer.

Sheila Jefferys   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2017

Email Sheila Jefferys  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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What a drive we had through the Karoo - the scenery is outstanding. For camera enthusiasts, you simply don't know which way to focus.

rudyerasmus   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2014 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2017

Email rudyerasmus  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Very quaint Chalets , along the rise ,facing towering Mountains and Valleys.
Dinosaur walk , plant Identification walk. It is the Park most used by tourists , coming from the Cape or going to!
But a short stay will yield many bird and animal species

Raffaella   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Nov 28, 2016

Email Raffaella  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Very nice place where to go around fro our, to see incredible starry skies

Tjeerd de Wit   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2016

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The review below is the personal opinion of Tjeerd de Wit and not that of SafariBookings.
Overall rating

Beautiful restcamp.
Karoo feeling.
Not much wildlife
Great stopover between Cape Town and Johannesburg

Coco   –  
France FR
Visited: November 2015 Reviewed: Jan 11, 2016

Email Coco  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Our morning in the Mountain Zebra Park was great, there is not as many animals as in the north of the country but I was surprised to see so many.
There is less animals but there is also less tourists, we went in November and we were nearly the only ones in the park which was a much appreciated luxury.

Gary Longshaw   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: October 2015 Reviewed: Nov 26, 2015

Email Gary Longshaw  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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I visited this as the Karoo certainly has its own type of Harsh beauty, and there are certain fauna and flora that you simply dont get anywhere else. It is not for your casual tourist, as you wont get that big game wow factor, but if your serious about natural beaty and rare fauna and flora, and deafening night silence under an amazingly clear night sky, then you'll truly appreciate it's harsh uniqeness

Average User Rating

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