Looking for a truly remote and solitary wild camping experience on Verneukpan in the Northern Cape?

Verneukpan is ideal for nature lovers, photographers and the camping community in pursuit of magnificent sunsets and sunrises, wide-open spaces, blue skies, desert colours and unique beauty. Come and experience the breathtaking and captivating sight of the full moon rising over the horizon! The clear starry nights are an astronomer’s dream with unpolluted skies, situated just outside the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) area. On a crisp wintery evening the Milky Way will feel so close you can nearly touch it! Come and enjoy the silence.

Kareeboomdam is a 6,000ha working sheep farm in the heart of the Boesmanland, overlooking the world famous Verneukpan. The farm is only 25km via gravel road from the R27, between Kenhardt and Brandvlei, making it an ideal overnight stop for happy campers going to or coming from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies National Park or the Namakwaland 4X4 Eco trail. The farm has direct access to “Campbell’s Koppie” with spectacular views across the length of the pan and the famous Sir Malcolm Campbell’s track on which he unsuccessfully attempted to break the world land-speed record in his Bluebird 1 in 1929.

The farm hosted the Brightrock Battle of the Sports in 2020 challenge with some of South Africa’s best-known sporting heroes like John Smith, Makaya Ntini, Bruce Foredyce, Butch James, Schalk Brits, Lance Klusner and many more.

The wildlife is restricted to the typical arid area species. Steenbok, Bat eared fox, Black backed Jackal, Wild Cat, Caracal, Porcupine, Cape gray mongoose, Meerkat, Aardvark, Scrub hare, the Karoo Korhaan and plenty more birds and insects.

There is no electricity or phone reception, and the nearest town of Kenhardt is 79km away along a gravel road so fill up with petrol and necessities in Kenhard or Brandvlei.

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