The Karoo National Park
, founded in 1979, is a wildlife reserve
in the isolated Karoo
area of the Western Cape
, South Africa
near Beaufort West
. The area is mostly semi-desert
and is well known for its isolation. The national park
, which covers an area of 767.9 square kilometres (296.5 sq mi),
is home of many desert mammals, along with the Verreaux's Eagle
and various species of tortoise
, for the park lays claim to having the most of these species of any national park.
Endangered species such as the Black Rhinoceros
and Riverine Rabbit
have been successfully resettled here.
© Leif A H Johansson Photography