The Klein or Little Karoo is a gem on the South African landscape. A valley bordered by the Langeberg and Swartberg Mountains, it is the smaller, but no less significant sibling of the Great Karoo further north.
This picturesque region is on the famous Route 62 that passes between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. Here is a diverse landscape that boasts a magical charm which compliments its people. Hospitality and friendliness, above all else, is what you will encounter when travelling through the Klein Karoo.
The "ostrich capital of the world" - Oudtshoorn - is the most popular town in the Klein Karoo. It goes without saying that ostrich farming is the most prominent enterprise in this neck of the woods. Ostrich leather, feathers and meat are in abundance and in fashion. The Klein Karoo is also known as the producer of a Champion white Muskadel, and fruit farms often feature quite prominently, doubling as a romantic setting for a weekend for two.
The Klein Karoo is home to the magnificent Cango caves. These were created as a result of 20 million years of dissolving limestone and rock and rainwater scouring. Declared a National Monument in 1938, these caves invites for an amazing outdoor adventure that will leave you wanting to explore the entire region.
The Karoo is just one of those places you have to see before you stop travelling. The unique aesthetic of the Karoo inspires rest and the simple life, and that is exactly what you will find there. The down to earth lifestyle and vibe is so inviting that you’ll have a hard time leaving at all.
Other smaller, homely towns in the region definitely worth a visit are Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Barrydale and Amalienstein. The Swartberg Pass and Gamkaskloof are some of the natural wonders that will enlighten your day.
Accommodation in the Klein Karoo ranges from stunning safari camps and cosy guest houses, to quaint country houses, and simply-set backpackers, and lavish hotels. Make sure to visit Venues4Africa to secure your Klein Karoo accommodation, today.