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Karoo Adventure Holidays

At Karoo Gariep Nature reserve guests are able to experience true and authentic Karoo Adventure Holidays ranging from Shy Five Safaris to multi day Horse Back Safaris,Orange River Adventures and Sheep Farming Experiences. The owners of New Holme Karoo Guest Farm invite to come and enjoy what the Karoo has to offer: Authentic Karoo meals, warm hospitality, desert wildlife and unique adrenaline activities!

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Contact and Location

Reservations with PC Ferreira, owner of New Holme Karoo Guest Farm and founder of the Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve
Tel: +27 (0)82 567 9211
E-mail: info@karoogariep.co.za

Physical Address
Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, Mieliefontein Farm, N1, Hanover, 7005
GPS: S 30 53 926 E 024 37 642

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Karoo Shy Five Safari – Day Itinerary

Day One

  • 15h00:  Arrival, welcome and settle in your rooms
  • 17h00:  Sunset drive in our game vehicle to see the hippos and buffalo and enjoy the first course of our three course dinner
  • 19h30:  Return to New Holme lodge for dinner
  • 20h30:  Shy Five night drive to meet some or all of the Shy Five night mammal species – Aardwolf, Aardvark, Black Footed Cat, Porcupine and Bat-eared Fox

Day Two

  • 06h00:  Enjoy coffee, rusks and a morning birding drive, with snacks in the veld
  • 10h00:  Return for breakfast at the lodge
  • 16h30: Experience our birding and game drive, followed by a veld braai (a BBQ in the bush) We return to the lodge after dark, using a spotlight on a night drive, and end the evening with a delicious Karoo farm pudding at the lodge

Day Three

  • 06h00:  Enjoy coffee and rusks before we set off on a 10 km drive followed by a 1 km walk to the Khoi etching. Snacks are included
  • 10h00: Return for breakfast at the lodge
  • 16h30:  A game and birding drive is followed by sundowners and the first course of our evening meal on a hilltop
  • 19h30:  Return to the lodge for dinner.
  • 20h30:  Enjoy a two and a half hour drive over 20km searching for the Shy Five

Day Four

07h30:  Breakfast and departure

***Rates upon request

Horseback Safari

Karoo Spaces Horseback Safari - Itinerary

Day One

  • 15h00:  Arrive at New Holme Country House and settle into your room
  • 17h30:  Enjoy a sunset game viewing drive and sundowners with the only hippos in the Northern Cape
  • 19h00:  Return to the lodge for a big three course buffet dinner
  • 20h30:  Experience the Shy Five Night drive as we hope to see aardvark, aardwolf, black footed cat, bat eared fox and porcupine

Day Two

  • 07h00:  Enjoy a hearty breakfast in our dining room
  • 07h30:  Take a 16km drive to the starting point for the first 10 km horse ride
  • 14h00:  Arrive at the overnight camp and relax with some snacks
  • 18h00:  Experience a Karoo sunset on a horse ride
  • 19h00:  Return to camp for a braai and taste our delicious Karoo Lamb

Day Three

  • 07h00:  Have a light breakfast at the camp
  • 08h00:  Enjoy the 10km ride back to the starting point
  • 14h00:  Return to New Holme Country House for a light lunch
  • 16h00:  A 1 km walk to see the Koi Etchings and ease out any stiff and tired muscles
  • 20h00:  Have dinner at the Lodge

Day Four

  • 09h30 Enjoy breakfast before departure

***Rates upon request