Plains of the Camdeboo
The plains of the Camdeboo refers to the vast area once sees when viewing down on the Karoo landscape from the Valley of Desolation.
Eve Palmer's book - Plains of Camdeboo - also refers to this area. Jamie Fox wrote about his visit to the Karoo, "I had come in search of a book. Not a thing of paper and ink, but the spirit of a very particular book. Essentially, Eve Palmer’s The Plains of Camdeboo is the celebration of a Karoo landscape. It’s about Cranemere farm, where five generations of Palmers have made their home. From dinosaurs and early hominids to trekkers and sheep farmers. Eve traces the myriad stories that have played out in this dry place. It’s an evocative piece of writing that captures the essence of the Camdeboo."
The following activities showcase the 7 Routes within the Plains of Camdeboo that are currently being develop:
We recommend the folloings things to do & see around Graaff Reinet
• Eco-Tourism Route – See the valley of Desolation situated in the Camdeboo National Park.
• Children’s Activities Route – Walk the Eerste Fontein Hiking Trail. Or why not enjoy finding fossils or bushmen paintings located in the Karoo
• Heritage Route – Visit the famous Reinet House and see the old vine and waterwheel located in the back garden
Enjoy your time in the Karoo!!!