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February 4, 2019

The beautiful Karoo: fascinating facts about one of earth’s most breathtaking regions

Buffelsdrift Game Reserve is proud to call the Klein Karoo home. This memorable region of South Africa holds a fond place in the hearts of all who visit her- and we know you’ll feel the famous Karoo magic too! Here’s just a little touch of what makes the Karroo so special to us all.

Welcome to South Africa’s heartland

Imagine vast, open plains with dolerite-capped mountain peaks ringing them. Add a smattering of quaint farms to charm your heart. Now top it off with a timeless cheer and hearty, fun-loving people and you have an idea of what awaits you in the Karoo. Visitors feel themselves called back time and again, be it by the lingering sense of nostalgia, the clear, fresh air, or the sparkling stars that unfold above them every night.It’s a place like no other, with a timeless aura and a welcoming silence that have made it a legendary part of South Africa’s heart. The Karoo can make you feel immense and tiny all in one, rich in history and soaked in time, but also with a sense that time has forgotten this little corner of the land. Whether you’re looking for fun and adventure, quiet serenity, or simply something to make your heart soar again, you’ll find it all- and more- here.

Hospitality, fun and splendour

Packed to the brim with the quaint and the eccentric, the Karoo is also legendary for its hospitality- a tradition Buffelsdrift is proud to carry onward. The landscape can seem a little empty, but there’s always an ou tannie (elder lady) on standby to pack you full of home-cooked splendour while her husband regales you with tales of his youthful exploits to fill your heart. In the Karoo, you remember what really matters, and feel your stress seep away.Welcome to the Karoo. Let her magic fill your heart, her history broaden your mind, and her people refresh your soul. With spectacular wildlife, friendly faces and a sky full of stars calling you home, it’s time to experience Buffelsdrift Game Reserve’s glorious homeland for yourself.

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