Your Guide to the Karoo

Discover the Magic of the Great Karoo

A Karoo road trip is regarded as the greatest self-drive experience in South Africa. This expansive and untamed landscape is divided into two regions: The Klein Karoo and the Great Karoo. The Great Karoo is so vast, it stretches across South Africa’s interior and borders the Western Cape.

Spanning over 350 000km, the Karoo is often compared to the Australian outback. Travellers who have driven through the Karoo many times can travel for months in the Great Karoo and have a different experience, see different towns, and encounter new sights every time. 

The Klein Karoo

The Klein Karoo, a 300km strip between Worcester and the Western Coastline. Known for it’s succulent vegetation and incredible wildlife, the ‘Little Karoo’ is a true oasis.

The Great Karoo

The Great Karoo offers a diverse and ever-changing experience. One can spend months unraveling its secrets, and with each journey, encounter a unique set of adventures.

A Big Five Karoo Safari Day Tour

Venture into South Africa’s wilderness, right here in the heart of the Klein Karoo, with a Big 5 safari day tour—only a 10 minute drive from Loganda Lodge. This family-friendly and affordable adventure is great for guests hoping to see lions, elephants, rhinos, zebra, giraffe, hippos, and many other incredible wildlife on a half-day or full-day safari tour.

See 6000 Year Old Khoisan (Khoi Khoi) Rock Art

See 6000-Year-Old Khoisan (Khoi Khoi) Rock Art: Rich History Preserved The Karoo is not only a land of breathtaking landscapes but also a region steeped in history. Explore the 6000-year-old Khoisan (Khoi Khoi) rock art that tells the story of the area’s rich heritage.

Karoo Grasslands

Explore the vast grasslands of the Klein Karoo, a canvas painted with vibrant colours, wild flowers, and farmlands, all teeming with life.

4x4 Routes

Venture off-road with some of South Africa’s oldest routes and 4×4 trails, passing through mountainous terrains, steep climbs, and iconic views.

Ancient Rock Art

Uncover the Karoo’s ancient Khoisan rock art and historic artefacts, where the rocks themselves narrate stories of South Africa’s intricate past.

Hiking Trails

Explore the Karoo’s diverse and wild landscapes, and venture into some of South Africa’s most iconic Hiking Trails and Off-Road Paths.

The Loganda Pillars

Built 1882, the Loganda Pillars stand as silent sentinels in the small town of Touws River, and are a celestial marvel to all who encounter them. These imposing rock formations, now weathered by the passage of time, tell the tale of a forgotten history of astronomical wonder and early scientific advancements—the first of its kind in Southern Africa.

The Ultimate Road Trip

Journey Through South Africa's Great Karoo

Journeying through South Africa’s vast and untamed Karoo is a road-trip of a lifetime. Whether you’re travelling from Johannesburg, the Garden Route, or Cape Town, the Karoo’s ever-changing landscapes mark the ultimate road trip, tracing the footsteps of South Africa’s voortrekker history and early Khoisan (Bushman) life. Your journey begins here. Explore the Great Karoo, where endless adventures awaits.