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A beautiful night in the wild Karoo, under a bright, crisp moonlight.

The Karoo skies are so immense and clear that you almost feel like you are falling into the universe and can almost reach the stars and touch the moon crescent with your fingertips!

It is a fact that the Karoo's clear night sky is densely studded with countless stars and huge, bright planets; even other galaxies are visible with the naked eye, offering some of the best star- gazing in the world.

The Karoo - \"Place of Thirst\" - is a boundless and mysterious area covered by vast sheep and game farms, where broad plains roll away toward distant koppies and multilayered mountains that seem to touch the indigo sky. One can stop almost anywhere in the Karoo and listen to the silence while breathing in the aged earth and the Karoo Bossies, and gaze at a startlingly clear horizon that seems drawn at the other end of the earth.

It is as though every town in the Karoo is a box containing decades of history just waiting to be discovered.

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