Travelling from Sutherland to Carnarvon in the Karoo, we drove into Williston simply because it was a point on the map we’d never been to before. We discovered it’s not the most promising destination overall, but well worth it just to visit the Williston Mall.
That’s the real Karoo, the thing that makes it so special.
[Update September 2019: It’s been brought to my attention that day visitors now need to book ahead. A message on their Facebook page says: ‘The Williston Mall is open to booked overnight guests only. Tourists and day visitors are welcome, but must book 24 hours in advance on 072 0187288 or 053 3913659. Entrance R20 per adult, R10 for kids.']
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