Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Pretoria Blues

It was May, 1976...and as a lowly young reporter for the Pretoria News, I discovered that Siberia comes in many forms. Because I had disgraced...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – Bosman Bliss in the Bushveld

Groot Marico, 1979 - It’s a lovely Saturday out here in the Bushveld...I’m sitting under a fever tree on a farm in the Western...
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‘The Journey Man’ Extracts – We Remember Hillbrow

Hillbrow, Jo’burg’s inner city Tenderloin district, was never a nest of angels... In the late 1970s and 80s, it was the most cosmopolitan piece of...

POEM: I Want to go Home

A poem by Faieza Mx, now living in Queensland, Australia... I want to wake up to the Majestic Table Mountain Always standing, Always there, Never failing Its...

KAROO DIARY: Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel Comes Alive!

The Drostdy has always been one of the select few grand old hotels of the Karoo. As the prime accommodation in Graaff-Reinet, it began its...
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KAROO DIARY: Legend of Ouma Rusks

The fabulous South African rusk has been a staple of Karoo travel, going back to the 1700s. If you were an explorer, a hunter, a...

Karoo Roadside Attractions

By Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit  In the big desert spaces of the world, an overland driver often encounters interesting objects along the road. Sometimes...
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Karoo eBooks Launch

The next best thing to actually being in the Karoo, South Africa’s semi-desert Heartland, is to have access to the just-launched Karoo Space eBookstore. Download...
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KAROO DIARY: The Silver Creek Flows!

If you’re South African and of a certain age, chances are you’ll be familiar with the Silver Creek Mountain Band. Text & Pictures by Chris...
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Karoo Diary – Long, Lazy, Laundry Days

A friend who lives in London tells me one of her finest memories of South Africa is of going to sleep between bed sheets...

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