Top things to do in The Upper Karoo

National Park in The Upper Karoo

Mokala National Park

Mokala is a land of grassy plains studded with rocky hills and indigenous camel thorn trees (Tswana for the latter is 'mokala'). The species of tree is an immensely important resource to the people and wildlife that…
South African in Britstown

Transkaroo Country Lodge

The charming restaurant here really sets Britstown apart from other Karoo dorps (villages). Chequered tablecloths in the leafy courtyard give a provincial French feel, yet the food is Northern Cape through and throu…
Cafe in Victoria West

Karoo Deli

This popular coffee shop serves buffet lunches, cooked breakfasts and traditional meals such as bobotie and offal.
Museum in Mokala National Park

Interpretation Centre

It's a good idea to start your Mokala visit at this small museum, which gives information on the history and geology of the park. There's a touch station where you can feel the skins of various animals that you'll h…
Church in Victoria West

St John's Church

This quaint whitewashed church on the main road was built in 1869.
Museum in Victoria West

Victoria West Museum

Covers natural and social history from Victoria West and around.