The Karoo really covers parts of four provinces - Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and the Free State. Although arid, it has a very special beauty and nowhere else does one feel so close to the heavens.
Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit's Karoo Keepsakes is essential reading if you're interested in exploring and getting to know more about the area. The photographs in the image gallery come from their book.
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