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Travel giant TripAdvisor awards top accolade to Karoo National Park

2 July 2014 | Natalie White Book Accommodation

Karoo TripAdvisor


The Karoo National Park, located just outside Beaufort West on the N1 between Joburg and Cape Town, has been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from the revered international travel site, TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor is said to be the most popular and largest travel community in the world, with over 150 million reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants, attractions and other travel-related businesses. The site enables travellers to plan the perfect trip, offering trusted advice from other travellers and features seamless links to booking tools. The sites operate in 41 countries worldwide.

Park Manager, Nico van der Walt, says, “We are very humbled by this recognition. The certificate is evidence that we have a winning team here at Karoo National Park, and that we are doing something right.”

“The team members all strive to give our visitors the best possible experience while they’re here – some home-grown Karoo hospitality, and it clearly works, as this recognition reaffirms,” said van der Walt.

The award forms part of TripAdvisor’s campaign of celebrating hospitality excellence around the world. This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions earned on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months and signifies that the Park has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers.

And we couldn’t agree more. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular, an overwhelming feeling of space and calm, like being alone in a rocky desert, just sharing it with the klipspringer and baboons. The park is home to a surprising array of flora and fauna and it’s also the best area in the world for fossils from 250 million years ago. It’s definitely one for the bucket list.




Fossil Trail

Original article posted on SANParks