The Klein Karoo

A Semi-Desert Oasis from the Interior to the Coast of South Africa


What is the difference between the Klein Karoo and Great Karoo?


Exploring the Klein Karoo's Protea Fynbos Trails


Route 62

"The World's Longest Wine Route"


Tips for Traveling around the Klein Karoo


Towns & Attractions in the Little Karoo


Swartberg Pass


Kammanassie Valley

Cogmans Kloof

De Doorns


The most famous town of the Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn has become synonymous with the beauty and hospitality of the Karoo. Known for spectacular sites like the Cango Caves and the Swartberg Mountains, it's a must-visit for all travellers.


Matjiesfontein lies just off the N1 past Touwsriver en route to Laingsburg, Sadly, the highway does not pass through this gorgeous little Victorian town, untouched by time, but it is a must-visit if you're in the area


Experience the rural heart of South Africa and the warm hospitality of the Western Cape. The little town of Ladismith is known for its agricultural landscapes and rich farming culture.

Touws River

The quaint railway town of Touws River, on the fringe of the little Karoo, is only 185 kilometres from Cape Town. Explore this stunning rocky valley, rich with hiking trails, wild flowers, and historic sites.

Map of the Klein Karoo