Karoo Spoor - Unique experiences in the Schoombee Karoo

Karoo Spoor - Unique experiences in 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. The suggested three day hiking trail can be adapted to suite your personal needs and interest.

Days can be added if you would like to incorporate more activities.

Featured Accommodation in the Karoo (Click for More Info)

  • Mount Melsetter Karoo House
    Mount Melsetter provides a superb venue to break away from the pressures of your normal day to day living. The Karoo House lies under the gaze of Mount Melsetter itself, which rises to just over 5000 feet, a landmark looming large over the surrounding Karoo, due east of Middelburg.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • @ 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.

Featured Activities in the Karoo (Click for More Info)

  • KWANDO African Hunting Safaris and Tours
    Outfitter Pierre van Vuuren operates hunting safaris under the banner of Kwando Safaris. Pierre is also running a registered abattoir and butchery under the name Schoombee Karoo. His famous Karoo Lamb and Venison products are processed in this registered butchery on the farm Vriesfontein.
  • 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 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.
  • Great Karoo Cycling Trails
    Dear Fellow Cyclists We’ve kicked off in 2015 with a bang and now have some 230 cyclists booked on around 20 trails! A number of you are doing your second and third trails – thank you for coming back and we hope that you continue to enjoy cycling in the Karoo.

Featured Attractions in the Karoo (Click for More Info)

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