10 reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017

Sprawling for over 400,000 square kilometres, the Karoo is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa, just a little bit bigger than the country of Germany.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet away from the busy city, then the Karoo should be right at the top of our travel wish list. Become immersed in a place of immense spaces, wide-angle horizons, craggy mountain ranges and starry skies.

If you’re sorting out your travel plans, here are 10 reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017. All you need is a reliable vehicle, and you’ll be satisfied to know that car hire Cape Town is cheap and easy to attain.

 

 

. Oh Lord, won't you leave me? Leave me on my knees – Cause I belong to the ground now, I want no more than this.

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We saw the dawn break from the Land Rover this morning, cuddled up in blankets and searching for animals. I love game drives more than anything. Even the zebras make me happy – to the endless amusement of the South Africans. Today's trip brought us baby gemsbok and springboks pronking before we trundled back to the camp for a hot breakfast in the sun. • – – – – – – • #gatheringslikethese #thatsdarling #tasteintravel #lifeandthyme #iamatraveler #TLpicks #guardiantravel #passionpassport #goopgo #athomeintheworld #verilymoment #liveauthentic #littlestoriesofmylife #morningslikethese #theartofslowliving #inspiremyinstagram #forahappymoment #mytinyatlas #verytandc #theweekoninstagram #travelerinSouthAfrica #beautifulmatters #lifeofadventure #livethelittlethings #exploretocreate #thehappynow #seekthesimplicity #exploremore #fellowmag #postfortheaesthetic •

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If these #ostritches took us as hostages that would be the best headline ever…. But fortunately they just stood guard as we changed our tire blow out enroute from Johannesburg to Capetown. We are currently cruising through the #freestate as we begin our 3 week #roadtrip through #SouthAfrica. Plans include: ♡ A self drive safari in Karoo National Park ♡Exploring wine country of Franseok ♡Hiking Table Mountain in Capetown ♡ Dinner in a township ♡Lounging on the beaches of the Garden Route ♡ Hanging with the elephants of Addo ♡ Exploring Lesotho through Sani Pass ♡ Getting tribal in Zulus ♡ Swaziland ♡ Finding cats in Kruger And whatever other adventures we can find along the way…. So far we're only one flat tire away from drinking wine. We hope you will come with us as we post our way through (what we hope) is an incredible country!! #worldcaptures #WorldNomads #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #worldplaces #travelstoke #travelawesome #safari #southafrica #travelelsewhere #igersafrica #visitsouthafrica #nationalpark #karoonationalpark #trndnl #wowsouthafrica

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Karoo, SA #karoonationalpark #nationalpark #explore #southafrica #karoo #travel #southafrica #photography

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Amazingly unedited!! Unbelievably beautiful #sunset!

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