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EXTINCT QUAGGA BACK IN THE KAROO

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This remarkable event had its beginnings on August 12, 1883, the day a quagga mare died in Amsterdam Zoo. Nobody then paid much attention. Only later it was revealed that she had been the last of her kind on earth. This beautiful species of zebra-type animals was once abundant on the plains of the Great […]

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WHERE HUNTING IS PART OF NATURE

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Since long before recorded memory the Great Karoo has been natural hunting country. For centuries the /Xam (Bushmen) used their legendary skills with bow and arrow to kill for the pot. Then, as now, the graceful and swift springbok roamed the plains in herds of many thousands. Every so often they stampeded through the early […]

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THROUGH THE GATEWAYS

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The gateways to the Great Karoo are littered with history and stories of outlaws, murderers and ghosts. The two most intriguing ways into the area are the Old Diamond Way and the Smugglers’ Route. Old Diamond Way was the route fortune hunters used to reach the fabulous diamond fields at Kimberley. Rich in history and […]

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TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE

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There is always a warm welcome for visitors at the individualistic accommodation establishments of the Great Karoo. The choice is wide and the selection of venues accommodates every budget. There are country inns, traditional hotels (mostly one or two stars), guest houses, cottages, flats and overnight rooms, as well as caravan parks and farms that […]