herd of zebra in karoo grass

Flora & Fauna

The Karoo is rich in flora, from mammals to birds, plants to reptiles. It is home to 5 globally recognised mammal species in need of conserving as well as 6 globally recognised bird species in need of conserving. 


Large Mammals

pair of nyala in karoo bush
Sable Gemsbuck Herd in karoo
Sable & Gemsbuck
springbuck springbok fighting locked horns
black Wildebeest pair in karoo
Black Wildebeest

Small Mammals

Aardvark in karoo grass
Steenbuck looking at camera in karoo grass
Scrub hare in karoo grass
Scrub Hare
Ground Squirrel in karoo field of flowers
Ground Squirrel

Plant Life

photo of pink and white karoo flower close up
karoo bushes and grass
pink ground flowers in karoo grass
karoo eco lodge in field of purple irises


Northernblack Korhaan in flight
Northern Black Korhaan
Yellow Weaver in nest
Southern Masked Weaver
red bishop holding on plant stalk
Southern Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot in water reeds
Red-knobbed Coot

Reptiles and Amphibians

pair cape tortoise reptiles walking in grass
Leopard Tortoise
gekko sitting on tree stump
Southern Rock Agama
Monitor Lizard in grass
Water Monitor
Frog in water
Cape Terrapin


red Dragonfly
ball of assassin bugs
Assassin Bugs
Spider in web
Nursery web Spider
butterly in flower bush
Brown-veined White Butterfly

Visit us and experience the flora & fauna of the Karoo for yourself!

karoo sunset activity sundowners family drinks with car

Game Drive Experience

See the Wildlife of the Karoo

pair of red hartebeest in karoo grass

Conservation Experience

Learn about our Work to Protect the Karoo