- BRIAN JACKMAN, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Never heard of the Karoo? You’re not the only one. One of South Africa’s best kept secrets, it’s only recently appeared on the radar of discerning travellers seeking undiscovered gems on the road less travelled.
The name ‘Karoo’ comes from an ancient San word meaning ‘Land of Great Thirst’. This semi-arid region at the heart of South Africa covers an area the size of Germany. Since time immemorial the Karoo has held a special place in the hearts of many South Africans, its stark and desolate beauty securing its place firmly in the pages of South African history books and novels.
- SCOTT RAMSAY, PHOTOGRAPHER & AUTHOR
With a vastness stretching as far as the eye can see, the Great Karoo holds a special energy and magnetism that highlights humanity’s insignificance – the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern living. It is the kind of place that grabs hold of your heart and refuses to let go.
Samara's fight against fracking in the Karoo