The Karoo straddles all three Cape provinces from the Orange River in the north to the Cape coastal mountains in the south. The vast open spaces of the Karoo are interspersed with a wide diversity of farms. A total of 52 historical towns appeal to property investors with their unrivalled placements and unbeatable value for money. These towns and villages of the Karoo are South Africa's oldest and most beautiful offering tranquillity and relaxation, providing a new alternative to leisure and lifestyle investors. 

In terms of the property market, each of these towns offers something unique. Whether it’s the area’s natural attractions you’re drawn to, the opportunity for farming or the investment opportunities – there is something for everyone. For example some of the more remote country towns offer huge appeal as historical homes can still be purchased for under R300 000. The larger towns like Graaff Reinet and Prince Albert boast stately homes, good schools and all the amenities you’re after. When it comes to property in the Karoo, it’s all about what appeals to you.

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Explore Karoo

Nature

Nature

The Karoo is home to some of South Africa’s most famous natural wonders, including the Orange River and the Swartberg Mountains. Each of these attractions offers different adventures, from white water rafting to overnight hikes.

Route 62

Route 62

A drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world will introduce you to natural hidden treasures, magical scenery and a host of quaint watering holes. 

Activities

Activities

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn, also home to the Cango Caves, is a highlight on the Karoo events calendar and should not be missed. 

Setting

Setting

A unique aspect of the Karoo is its central location, wide open spaces, and the renowned safety and security of living in the Karoo.

Living in Karoo

Areas near to Karoo

Adelaide, Alicedale, Bedford, Boknes and Cannon Rocks, East London, Fort Beaufort, Grahamstown, Jeffreys Bay, Kenton on Sea, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, Riebeeck East, St Francis Bay, Uitenhage,

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Schools

If you have kids and are looking to keep them close for schooling, you’ll opt for a bigger town like Graaf Reniet which has 20 schools from pre-primary through to high school. 

Farming

If you’re looking to farm, choose an area in the Karoo suited to your livestock or crop needs. 

Travel

A unique aspect of the Karoo is its central location, wide open spaces, and the renowned safety and security of living in the Karoo.

Property

Each of the 52 Karoo towns offer something special when it comes to location, setting and properties on offer. With a myriad of attractions for the Karoo traveller to explore the options for a property investor are equally diverse. For some the more remote country towns offer huge appeal where a historical home can still be purchased for under R300 000. The larger more popular towns like Graaff Reinet and Prince Albert stately heritage houses can sell for up to R3 000 000. These and other Karoo towns such as Middelburg, Cradock and Somerset East offer a full range of services with good schools. 

Agents operating in Karoo

Wayne Rubidge

Wayne Rubidge
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