Heading up into the karoo and valley of desolation. The baron landscapes make every one who goes into them fall in love with the not too much there. Heading up through the valley bushveld and seeing the windmills trying to get the last bit of water from the soil is where the dinosaurs lay.
The little village of Nieu -Bethesda in a little oasis in the karoo a good place to centre your experience.
Take a walk with a guide and look for remains in the rocks of pre dinosaurs. The guides show you how to identify fossils in the river beds.
You can also visit the owl house and see an artist who was a little mad that create her den. With coloured crushed glass on the walls to the sculptures that fill her garden this is worth a visit.
Heading to Graaff-Reinet you get to stand over the empty space of the Valley of Desolation. Beautiful in its emptiness
This trip gives you a new soul.