Wild Karoo

Exploring the natural assets of the Karoo.
Acacia karroo thorn

Acacia karroo: A Sweetly Thorny Matter

The Karoo Thorn is by far the most common tree in South Africa. It is fast-growing and fast spreading, and many say it is invading the Karoo. But is that such a bad thing?
By Julienne du Toit and Andrew McNaughton

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Trekbokke of the Karoo

The legends of the springbok migrations.

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Karoo tigers

Tigers in the Karoo

In Asia, the tiger numbers in the wild are tumbling fast. In one little corner of the Karoo, though, they are thriving….

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Aardvark

A is for Aardvark

Aardvarks are right up there with unicorns when it comes to being mystical and elusive. But there’s one at Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet that is happy to be photographed.

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Karoo Keepsakes: Dance of the Blue Cranes

The exquisite dance of the blue cranes – one of the great Karoo birds.

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donkeys of the karoo

8 Fun Facts about a Karoo Donkey

The most expensive cheese in the world is made from donkey-milk in the Balkans.

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True Confessions of a Failed Varmint Hunter

How Hilton Hamann tried hunting jackals but got permission to keep a mistress instead.

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Fly Fishing in the Karoo

Fly fishing with Alan Hobson of Somerset East.

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Buffalo

Mokala National Park – March Hares and Camelthorns

Mokala National Park near Kimberley is South Africa’s newest national park, combining the allure of Karoo and Kalahari ecosystems.

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Khumba the Movie set in the Great Karoo

The Great Karoo stars in Khumba, a locally-produced animated movie.

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