Karatara is a small settlement and forestry station on the Karatara River which flows southwards into Swartvlei. It is situated 5 km west of Barrington and some 40 km northwest of Knysna. It was founded in 1941. The name is of Khoekhoen origin and probably means ‘horse hill’, after a hillock to the north.
The Garden Route Trail Park is nestled at the very foot of the Outeniqua Mountains and the Karatara River Gorge, midway between George and Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route. It is most enjoyed by mountain bikers and trail runners wanting a secluded stay off the beaten track.
|Country name||South Africa|