Karoo National Park

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Situated approximately 12km from Beaufort West, close to the N1, even though it is the perfect stop-over for travelers between Cape Town and Johannesburg, it has so much more to offer. This destination faces the beautiful Nuweveld Mountains and is a haven of peace and tranquility, allowing guests to experience the forbidding Karoo environment. The park is now home to approximately 63 species of mammals and over 200 species of birds. The Karoo National Park is also the only national park that includes breakfast for overnight guests staying in self-catering accommodation (excluded for campers)

Accommodation

Accommodation is serviced on a daily basis. Bedding, pillows and towels provided in all self catered accommodation. Breakfast is included in the cost of the accommodation, which is served at the restaurant(7am - 10am and 6pm - 9pm).

  • Camping and Caravan sites are completed with communal ablutions and communal kitchen facilities with stove plates and a scullery. All campsites are equipped with 220V electricity points, accommodating a maximum of six guests. Important to note: One caravan with a side tent and one vehicle, or one tent and one vehicle, or one autovilla or motorised caravan per site. Provide your own tent and camping equipment, caravan or motorhome.
  • Four-sleeper Chalets have 2 single beds and a double sleeper couch in an open-plan living area which includes a kitchenette with basic equipment, as well as a private bathroom. DSTV (limited channels) is available for your viewing pleasure. Two units are also adapted for guests with mobility challenges, whereby the bathroom is equipped with a shower.
  • Three-bed Cottages have one bedroom with a double bed, a double sleeper couch in the lounge area and a private bathroom. The open plan kitchen has a hotplate, microwave, fridge and utensils. DSTV (limited channels) is available for your viewing pleasure. Under-cover braai (barbecue) area.
  • Six-bed Family Cottages consists of 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, a single bed and en-suite bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a microwave. DSTV (limited channels) is available for your viewing pleasure. Suitable accommodation for the mobility challenged is also offered, on your request. 

Activities & Facilities

Leisurely self-drive game viewing in your own vehicle, along the park's 60km road. These are mostly accessible to all vehicles, traveling along the Klipspringer Pass to the amazing Rooivalle lookout point.

The 4 x 4 vehicles have access to the 90km Nuweveld and thirteen kilometer Afsaal EcoTrail. The Nuweveld route also permits guests to the Embizweni Cottage for an overnight stop, a fully equipped unit capable of accommodating up to six guests with a gas-powered stove, fridge and geysers. Lights are solar powered.

Guided Safari Game Drives are also provided, conducted under the supervision of trained and enthusiastic staff. A minimum of four people are required for such a drive, each drive accommodating up to nine passengers. These can be booked and paid for on arrival, depending on availability. Children younger than 6 years old are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Guests wishing to take in a hiking trail may want to consider either the Bossie Trail, the Pointer Hiking Trail or the Karoo Fossil Trail (enquire at reception).

For mountain biker and joggers there is access to the 2.7km long Sylvester Single Track. This track is only for overnight visitors and is within the fenced rest camp area.

There are four 4x4 trails for offroad enthusiasts to take advantage of, at no extra cost: (enquire at reception for further information) 

Free breakfast for all guests staying in overnight accommodation, licensed restaurant open from: 7am-10am  and 6pm- 9pm, bird hide, shop supplying curios and basic commodities between 7:30am and 8pm, an interpretive centre, washing machine & tumble drier facilities(tokens available at reception), picnic sites, braai (barbecue) with bathroom facilities for day visitors at Bulkraal, a public swimming pool for resident guests only, as well as fully equipped and catered conference facilities.

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Rates & Pricing

Campsite (CK6P,CK6PG)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Chalet (CH2/4,CH2/4Z)(breakfast included)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
470
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
35
ZAR
Cottage (CO3)(breakfast included)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
470
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
235
ZAR
Family Cottage (FA6,FA6BZ)(breakfast included)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
470
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
235
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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Feb 8, 2023
Spending 40 years in the travel…
Spending 40 years in the travel industry and taking several Safari to Kenya, my wife and I reached out to Dolan at Safari.com to help plan our S. African Safari to Kruger. Dolan handled all aspects of the planning including transfers to and from airport, plane reservations and lodging at the 5-star Leopard Hills lodge. With just a couple of emails he made the planning seamless. every aspect was on-time, and all responses were very timely. We can't wait to go back and would highly recommend Dolan at Safari.com
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Feb 7, 2023
We had a lovely holiday!
Hi Chantal The Summit place guest house was First class , the warmest welcome Robyn was a first class host , the day drips to the wine region and Cape of Good hope etc where really good also. Limoni apartments where lovely, we were looked after by the maids and the property was fantastic . Amakhala service was fantastic, really first class couldn’t fault it. No issues with the cars or anything everything went well, thank you for organising it for us we would recommend you and your company!
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Feb 3, 2023
Delt with Heleen
Delt with Heleen, who was super responsive and patient with us along the way! Will definitely make use of safari.com and Heleen when planning our trips in the future.
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ZA
Feb 1, 2023
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ZA
Jan 27, 2023
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Jan 11, 2023
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
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CSY
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ZA
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
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Heather Carlson
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US
Oct 21, 2022
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These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
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AU
Sep 5, 2022
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
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IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
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ZA
Apr 21, 2022
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