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The Karoo has 2 sub regions, the Great Karoo and the Little
The Karoo is a semi-desert region of South Africa. It has two main sub-regions - the Great Karoo and the Little Karoo.
Currently sheep farming is still the economic backbone of the Great Karoo with other forms of agriculture taking place in areas where irrigation is possible. Lately game farms and tourism have also started to make an economic impact.
As the name implies, the Little Karoo is the smaller (and more southerly) of the two Karoo sub-regions. Geographically it is a fertile valley (enclosed by the Swartberg, Langeberg and Outeniqua mountains) that features many spectacular rock formations and passes.
The main town of the region is Oudtshoorn, but some well-known mission stations such as Zoar, Amalienstein, Barrydale and Dysselsdorp are also situated here in the Little Karoo
Accommodation in and around KarooSwartberg Nature Reserve accommodation in Karoo
This restored traditional cottage is fully equipped as self-catering accommodation and has a lovely view into Onderpoort. The flat-roofed home of Koot and Hettie Cordier at "Die Hoogte" is one of the most recent structures in the Kloof. It ... More
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