Geography and history

The Karas Province is situated in the southern parts of Namibia. It has a total population of approximately 76 000 inhabitants and is the largest of the provinces in the country. The capital town of this province is Keetmanshoop and its name is derived from the magnificent Karas Mountain range in the area. This province borders on the Hardap Province of the country and the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

The capital town of Keetmanshoop is situated near two quiver tree forests which is a very important tourist attraction for this area. The town of Oranjemund is located near the mouth of the Orange River and is known for its diamond mining activities. This town falls within the Sperrgebiet National Park which means that some wildlife roam the streets freely.


The Karas Province offers a wider range of tourist accommodation options for those who wish to stay the night. You will find a variety of lodges, hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering facilities and camping sites in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the area.


Being the largest province in the country, the Karas Province has a very successful business community. Tourists will find all the essentials they need here. There are shops, stalls, souvenirs, products and great restaurants available in the area. Please visit our business directory for more information on all the businesses in the region. Historical and outdoor activities and attractions are in abundance in this region. Please go to our activities directory for a list of things to do.