The Klein Karoo is a semi-desert surrounded by the Swartberg, Outeniqua and Langeberg mountain ranges. It features unexpected lush river valleys and some of the country’s most spectacular mountain passes. The Karoo – a Khoisan word for dry thirst land – has diverse succulents exclusive to South Africa and the fascinating Bushman rock art makes it a wonder of the scientific world. Visitors will find peace and tranquillity in the Karoo’s timeless landscapes. Route 62 is a wonderful alternative to the N2 with its array of small towns and farm stalls. It leads to Oudtshoorn, well-known for its ostrich farms, the fascinating Cango Caves and the impressive Swartberg Pass.