Karoo National Park
The Great Karoo is a vast and unforgiving landscape of which the Karoo National Park is but a small portion. Its the largest ecosystem in South Africa, home to a fascinating diversity of life, all having adapted to survive in these very harsh conditions.
At dusk, the great, unyielding canopy slowly softens its fierceness, and from pastel shades of pink and blue, the colors deepen, setting the endless Karoo canvas ablaze with glorious hues of orange and red. Karoo National Park is dominated by the lofty Nuweveld Mountains and rolling plains, where many species that originally occurred here now occupy their former ranges.
The Karoo National Park has a wide variety of endemic wildlife. Many species have been relocated to their former ranges - such as black rhino and buffalo, as well as Cape mountain zebra. Over 20 breeding pairs of black eagle find sanctuary within the park.