WELCOME HOME

Earth and Stars

Your greatest luxury at kaKhulu Karoo will be that of arriving home, our primal home as a homosapiens living on Mother Earth. Rolling hills of semi-arid green and gold welcome you to explore the wilds – as our predecessors once did – without airs or graces, without expectations, finding shelter for the soul under the vast galaxy-lit skies of the Great Karoo.

At kaKhulu Karoo, we invite voyagers to an immersive wilderness experience in the heart of South Africa. Choose from a variety of self-catering accommodation options, from unassuming apartments to raw camping in the wild.

Our kaKhulu Karoo visitors enjoy access to book any of the exciting and indulgent activities available on the adjoining Magic Hills Private Game Reserve.

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Self-catering Apartments

A variety of nine comfortable units offer refuge at kaKhulu Karoo, for travellers accustomed to modesty but still anticipating a hot shower at the end of the day.

Six apartments offer accommodation for two people each, with twin or king beds and en-suite bathrooms. A seventh unit accommodates two people, with twin or king beds, with a shared bathroom. The final two chalets each offer double rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and a cosy kitchenette equipped with basic appliances and crockery.

Clean and homely, the kaKhulu Karoo self-catering units are ideal, affordable holiday homes for the whole family, or a group of close friends taking an adventurous expedition into the rugged South African Interior. Indulge in hot summer afternoons soaking in the private swimming pool, or enjoy ice-cold beverages around the braai as the sun dips behind the untamed landscape. Share in the magic of the Karoo nights around a boma fire beneath otherworldly skies littered with stars.

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Brick and Stone Hides

Two modest brick and stone structures, with sunken floors, host the adventurous with mattresses and minimal accessories. From the sunken floors guests are able to watch passing game and flitting birdlife. Posing no threat to mammalian or feathered friends, the brick hides are a photographer’s dream.

Guests are invited to bring along their sleeping bag and personal necessities for a no-fuss stay in the eye of the African wilderness. Linen and bedding may be provided by the Magic Hills team, by prior arrangement.

Brick hide guests have access to running water and lavatory facilities. For a deeply authentic African encounter that poses the least impact on nature, there are no showers or bathrooms servicing our brick hides – an off-the-grid getaway not for the faint-hearted.

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Elevated Timber Hides

Our three elevated timber hides with thatch roofing beckon the most intrepid of explorers to a rugged home in the sky. Rudimentary and rough, and accessible only by ladder, the elevated hides ensure an exciting night for the brave, just a few feet above the earth. Rise early with both beast and bird as the sun peers over the horizon, and take in the sights and sounds of Africa waking up.

Our elevated hides offer basic shelter with a double mattress. Guests are invited to bring along their sleeping bag and personal necessities for a no-fuss stay in the sky of the African wilderness. Linen and bedding may be provided by the Magic Hills team, by prior arrangement.

Elevated hide guests have access to running water and lavatory facilities. For a deeply authentic African encounter that poses the least impact on nature, there are no showers or bathrooms servicing our elevated hides – an off-the-grid getaway for the truly daring traveller.

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Wild Camping Tent Grounds

kaKhulu Karoo’s off-the-grid tented camping sites offer bare-naked dirt for those who long for a Bear Grylls experience of their own. Cook over open flames and sleep beneath the Milky Way, sharing an untouched bushland with travel companions and wild game. Literally on the doorstep of adventure, our camping sites call on the fearless to pitch their tent for a down-to-earth encounter with the rugged Karoo.

kaKhulu campers have access to running water and lavatory facilities. For a deeply authentic African encounter that poses the least impact on nature, there are no showers or bathrooms servicing our tented camp sites – a 100% natural escape into primal Africa.

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