Karoo Spoor - Experience the Schoombee Karoo
Karoo Spoor - Experience the Schoombee Karoo

Karoo Spoor - Experience the Schoombee Karoo

The Schoombee Karoo is a place of vast grassy plains interspersed with xerophytic shrubs, flat topped hills and majestic mountains. It is also a place filled with “spoor” from the past and the present. On closer examination you will find that the spoor from the past was left by the weird and wonderful creatures from the Permian and Triassic periods, dating back two hundred million years. More recently the spoor was left by the Bushmen that crossed these plains and the early Settlers from the 1800’s.

The Anglo-Boer war followed at the close of the 19th century and the old railway line connecting Rosmead through Schoombee to Burgersdorp.

Today’s “spoor” is of a large variety of birds and animals along the Brak River watercourse that is supplemented lower down by a permanent flow of water thanks to the Orange-Fish River water scheme, and the many visitors that come to enjoy the natural wonder of the Karoo.

Karoo Spoor was developed to offer the visitor a true Karoo Experience. Located in an area called Schoombee, halfway between Middelburg and Steynsburg on the R56. Accommodation in an early 1900's stone cottage (sleeps 6). Self catering or catered. Lapa in Anglo-Boer war blockhouse. Mountain biking and hiking trails can be adapted to suite your personal needs and interest.

Featured Accommodation in the Karoo (Click for More Info)

  • @ Schoombie Karoo Accommodation
    @Schoombee is a self catering farmhouse located just off the R56 between Middelburg and Steynsburg in the Karoo halfway between: Johannesburg and Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town / Cape South Coast. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the Karoo veld while experiencing the wonders of nature.
  • Karoo River Cabins
    Set in the stunning surrounds of the Karoo, this perfect farm get-away combines the breathtaking beauty of the veld, expansive horizons, blue-grey mountains, wide-open skies and all-year round exciting river rafting. Perched on the banks of the Great Brak River at the confluence of the Teebus, this idyllic spot offers inviting accommodation and first class facilities.
  • Hillston Farm Stay
    There is something magical about the vast semi-desert region known simply as the Karoo. At Hillston Farm you'll experience South African hospitality with a difference - farm style with a touch of class.

Featured Activities in the Karoo (Click for More Info)

  • Karoo River Rafting and Cabins
    Set in the stunning surrounds of the Karoo, this perfect farm get-away combines the breathtaking beauty of the veld, expansive horizons, blue-grey mountains, wide-open skies and all-year round exciting river rafting. Perched on the banks of the Great Brak River at the confluence of the Teebus, this idyllic spot offers inviting accommodation and first class facilities.
  • Rob Southey Photography
    Come and join Rob on ‘Karoo Photo Tours’ to explore the area and capture the beauty! Enjoy the warm hospitality, farmhouse accommodation and home cooked meals. Learn to get the most our of your digital camera as we offer tuition in the field and with the processing of images.
  • Karoo Spoor Activities
    The Karoo offers a surprising range of activities to suit all. From exciting white water rafting (yes, in the Karoo!), to outdoor activities such as hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing to more scholarly pusuits such as paleontology and fossils or Bushman art and culture.
  • Karoo Hiking and Walks
    Enjoy our glorious scenery on foot. You can make your walk or hike as tough or as easy as you like through bush, veld or mountain. Keep an eye out for springbuck, fallow deer, blesbuck, mountain rhebuck, antbears, porcupines and more.

Featured Attractions in the Karoo (Click for More Info)

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