Welcome to Central Karoo


The Karoo covers almost one-third of South Africa’s total area and is demarcated in the south and west by the coastal mountain ranges, and to the east and north by the mighty Gariep (Orange) River. It’s often split into the Great Karoo (north) and the Little Karoo (south), but the Karoo doesn’t respect provincial boundaries and sprawls into three provinces.


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Central Karoo activities

$125.25 Classes & Workshops

Inn Victori Kids Camps

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wilderness Beach, Wilderness, Western CapeWhole week of awesome fun on the beach! Lots of surfing, beach games, and making new friends.Duration: 5 hours

$233.77 Kid Friendly

Shark Cage dive in Gansbaai

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gansbaai Tourism, Gansbaai, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western CapeShark Cage Diving Full Day - Daily Depart 05h00 and return 15h30 (approximate timings, pickup will be reconfirmed the day prior HIGHLIGHTS * Early pick up at your hotel to Gansbaai via Gordon's Bay * See the beautiful sunrise * Breakfast * Safety briefing and overview of the day's activity* Launching of boat* Anchor near Shark Alley* Wet suits are provided for a 2 - 3 hour shark cage dive * View Hammerhead Sharks, Bronze Sharks, Great Whites* Occasional viewing of dolphins, seals, birds * Lunch is provided and view the DVD's which is available to purchase* Return to the City. (In whale season, requests can be made to view land based whales this is not guaranteed but is on request)**Please remember to take sea sick tablets if needed****If no sharks are in the area at the time, then a voucher will be provided for another day**Duration: 9 hours

$333.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full day Ceres and Bainskloof trike tour.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bainskloof Pass, Western CapeIn 1854, Bain’s Kloof Pass – an engineering masterpiece designed and constructed by Scotsman Andrew Geddes Bain – providing access to the hinterland beyond the mountains, became the official ‘Gateway to the North’, over which countless wagons creaked their way to the diamond and gold fields.A National Monument, the magnificent Pass remains a well-travelled attraction and offers unsurpassed vistas, indigenous and unique flora and fauna, crystal-clear rock pools, camp sites and hiking trails.Bainskloof Pass lies on the R301 regional road between Wellington. The 18 kilometres pass, opened in 1854, was constructed with the use of convict labour. Originally built for horse-drawn traffic, the pass was later tarred.The pass reaches 594 metres (1,949 feet) at its highest point. Here, the road joins the Witte River, which descends the northern side of the mountains through a precipitous cleft to a stretch of rapids, waterfalls and natural pools.This is a stunning road to travel by trike.Duration: 20 minutes

$276.82 Water Sports

Shark Cage Diving Tour Helderberg and Grabouw

Before the boat trip guests meet at Kleinbaai. * You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wet suit size.* Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks.* We then take a 200 m stroll down to the harbor to board a boat.* Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows. being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)* On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers.* Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley.* Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House with soup and bread to warm you up. * Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing for home.

$55.66 Outdoor Activities

Two Hour Forest and Farm Trail

Check in 30mins prior to departure (09:30 / 13:30) at Hog Hollow Horse Trails's stablesRiders to sign up at front desk & complete indemnity form before being issued with suitable hats and chaps for safety purposesSafety presentation with tips, rules and basic riding methods followed by introduction to guide/s who will be leading the tourGuides introduces each rider to their horse and helps them mount, ensuring they know the basic controls before departing on an exciting two hour trail.Riders are assessed on confidence and riding ability by their guides to determine if they will be allowed to take part in controlled trotting and cantering in designated areas along the trail. Safety is our first priority and guests are to stay in one line behind guide unless instructed otherwise.Snacks and drinks available at extra cost at reception as well as bathroom facilities.

$73.47 Outdoor Activities

Half Day Wine Trail on Horseback

Ride to the wine farm of your choice for an optional wine tasting and delectable tappas style lunch.  The cost of the wine tasting and lunch is NOT included in the cost of the trail.   Our guides and horses are well trained and cater for all level of riders, young and old, beginners and experienced riders alike.  This trail is available seven days a week, dependant on wine farm operational days (Bramon is open seven days a week whilst Newstead is open Tuesday to Saturday).  Booking is essential.  Should the wine farm of choice not be operational on the chosen date, our reservations staff shall be in contact to discuss the alternative wine farms available on that day. Daily Schedule :  10h30 - check-in at Hog Hollow Horse Trails Yard - listed on Google Maps 11h00 - depart on trail 12h30 - arrive at wine farm of choice for optional wine tasting and/or lunch 13h30 - depart back to yard 15h00 - end of lovely half day out

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