Wildlife & Nature

Eastern Cape’s gem for Big Five wildlife, national parks and biodiversity.
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Find your slice of wild across the golden plains and hills of the Karoo Heartland.
Discover worlds within worlds of wildlife, thundering, swooping and running free across vast national parks and game reserves. Walk in thundering silence while listening for the call of a bird in the bush and retire under the enormous dome of a sparkling Karoo night sky

Places to explore

Welcome to Karoo River Rafting and Cabins. Set in the stunning surrounds of the ...

Glen Avon Waterfall Hike In addition to the three self-guided trails visitors ...

Koedoeskloof The Koedoeskloof 4×4 Trail provides a 7-kilometre drive to the top ...

Ganora Fossil Safari The story of palaeontology in South Africa is also ...

The largest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, award-winning Samara is ...

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4×4 Trails for both vehicles and motorcycles: follow us along some of the ...

Whether you are a novice or a bundu bashing expert, you will ...

Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo has secured exclusive access to several ...

The museum offers a literary and /or a historical walking tour of Old Cradock.  The ...

Cheetahs in the Wild Our Reserve Manager, Gerhard de Lange’s passion for ...

Samara is one of few game reserves where walking forms an integral ...

Every Saturday at 7:00am (October – March) & 8:00am (April – September). ...

ECPTA TBE It is on the Blue Crane Route that follows the ...

These routes include one day, two day and three day trails that ...

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Somerset East parkrun takes place every Saturday at 8:00am. Every week we ...

Autumn Special Offer Plan your Karoo getaway with exclusive rates starting at ...

The Camdeboo National Park is a 19000ha gem in the Karoo Heartland ...

TBE Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), the political activist, feminist and author of the world-renowned novel, The ...

Located in the Camdeboo National Park outside Graaff Reinet, the Valley of ...

Valley of Desolation – a geological phenomenon that is situated in the Camdeboo ...

NTE Ganora Guest Farm A circular walk from Nieu-Bethesda over the saddle ...

Prepare to be awed by our Big Sky Karoo on display at ...

Birding

From the national parks of the Karoo Heartland to biodiverse Somerset East and the mountains of Nieu-Bethesda and Middelburg, there is a stunning variety of birdlife to be enjoyed in our wild Karoo. The birding list boasts over 30 endemic species alongside sunbirds, raptors, narina trogon and yellow-throated woodland warbler,  double-banded courser and buff-streaked chat. The lists for each region of the Karoo Heartland are extensive and enough to convince any birder that a visit is absolutely essential.

 

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