Just inland of the lush coastal areas, the mountainous escarpment opens up onto a massive inland semi-desert plateau. c The small farming communities dotted throughout the Karoo offer fantastic hospitality, with culinary traditions dating back centuries.

MUST DO ACTIVITIES:

  • See the wildflowers bloom in Namaqualand in spring
  • Experience fantastic small town hospitality, and meet the warm locals
  • Explore the Cango Caves, an extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over 4km into the earth
  • Gaze at the sheer cliffs and precariously balanced columns of Dolerite at the Valley of Desolation – often called ‘The Cathedral of the Mountains’
  • Follow the course of the mighty Orange River on a canoe.