The entrance to the Karoo National Park is situated 6km south of Beaufort West on the N1. This is an extremely picturesque park is dominated by the Nuweveld Mountains that tower above the wide-open arid plains, valleys and gorges. This great change in altitudes in the park allows for a diversity of habitats that falls within the Nama Karoo Biome and which in turn allows for a wide diversity of endemic wildlife.
Lion, Brown Hyena and Cape Mountain Zebra have been re-introduced onto the reserve and other species such as Red Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Gemsbok and Kudu are regularly seen. In terms of birdlife the magnificent Verraux’s Eagle dominate the skies and there are at least 20 breeding pairs that are protected by the park. Birding offers excellent opportunities for arid species and there is also good representation of succulent plants and reptiles within the park. An excellent fossil trail can be found close to the visitor accommodation.
1 of 7: Kudu bull browzing in the acacia thickets.
2 of 7: Rufous-eared Warbler.
3 of 7: Rock Monitor Lizard.
4 of 7: Historical Hyena Trap that can be viewed close to the fossil trail.
5 of 7: Larklike Bunting.
6 of 7: Cape Mountain Zebra stallion.
7 of 7: Immature Cape Robin-Chat.