Karoo - Western Cape in South Africa

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Karoo - Western Cape

The Khoi-Khoi hunters called this area Karoo , the land of thirst, which is an apt description of the flat, desolate landscape with its dry climate, rocky outcrops, sparse vegetation and flaming sunsets. The Little Karoo is a long narrow valley stretching between the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in the south, and the Swartberg Mountains in the north. Although the area is a semi-desert, it is a scenic district with magnificent mountain passes and a diversity of farming activities, producing wine, cheese and dried fruit.