Places in Upper Karoo

Upper Karoo is located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and is known for its wide open spaces and the beautiful Karoo scenery after the rains. Upper Karoo towns include Colesberg, Calvinia, De Aar, Fraserburg, Gariep Dam, Hanover, Orania and Sutherland.

Upper Karoo attractions include various nature reserves and Tankwa-Karoo National Park which hosts the AfrikaBurn Festival which is similar to Burning Man in the USA. Enjoy stargazing without the competing city lights.

The best time to visit Upper Karoo is in spring (August to October) and autumn (April to May). See below Upper Karoo accommodation.
South Africa
Northern Cape (Upper Karoo | Tswalu Kalahari Reserve)
Guests enjoying drinks on the deck.

Tswalu Tarkuni, Tswalu Game Reserve, Northern Cape, South Africa

Tswala feels you with a sense of contentment from being surrounded by so much space, colours, textures, myriad sounds and vast silences of the wilderness. Tswalu is the largest
Poolside leisure at Tswalu The Motse.

Tswalu The Motse, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Northern Cape, South Africa

Tswalu, where the Kalahari Bushmen once roamed, is an exquisite place where time seems to stand still. Set in a malaria-free area of South Africa, this privately owned, luxurious

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