The Karoo is full of surprises, and an organised tour allows you to experience many you would not find on your own.

This video shows some of the things you might encounter when you take time off the saddle: a private recital by Benjamin Fourie, international concert pianist based in Bethulie; farmers putting out the welcome mat and sharing their history, knowledge and skills; interesting tour guides with enthralling stories of the pioneers and characters of the Karoo.