Tue, Mar 21, 2023

Julienne du Toit

Julienne du Toit and her husband Chris Marais run www.karoospace.co.za, the definitive website on the Karoo region of South Africa. They are also the authors of Karoo Keepsakes I and II (print), owners of an e-Bookstore on Karoo Space and have a new book 'Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa' - order by sending co-author Julienne an email to info@karoospace.co.za. Julienne and Chris live and work in Cradock, in the Eastern Karoo.

Donkey Skin Trade in South Africa: URGENT PLEA from Karoo Sanctuary which Saves Animals...

The Karoo Donkey Sanctuary sprawls over 18 hectares at the base of the Swartberg Mountains only two kilometres outside Prince Albert. Capetonians Jonno Sherwin...

Lunch with One of the Karoo’s Most Beautiful Flowers

Lizzy was born on the other side of town, on a farm called Noorspoort, owned by the legendary Craven family. “I learnt from my...

Angels’ Work in the Karoo, South Africa

Ivonne Gentle has been looking after dying dear ones since she was six years old, when the first of her three sisters passed away...

Children in the Platteland, South Africa

In summer, the familiar rushing sound of the Great Fish River pumping through our home town of Cradock in the Eastern Cape is often...

Moving to the Karoo – Life in a Small South African Town

We received a Christmas card a month late the first year we arrived in Cradock, brought to us by our neighbour across the road,...

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

People who live in the desert love rain. They love it in ways city people don’t understand. In the Karoo and the Kalahari, the horizons...

The Healing Powers of Karoo Herbs, Karoo Wisdom

There is no obvious way to sneak up on herbalist Antoinette Pienaar and Karoo healer Oom Johannes Willemse. As documented in her well-loved book The...
Droogte Hulp

South Africa’s Drought Angels Step Up

The vicious El Nino conditions of 2015 have created democratic South Africa’s first truly devastating drought. Not since 1992 has so little rain fallen...
Karoo piano player

A Pianist in the Karoo

A lanky teenage boy in jeans and a t-shirt takes a seat in front of a grand piano in a Karoo farmhouse. Behind him...
Fracking Karoo South Africa

Shell Fracks Off. Is this the End of Karoo Fracking…or a Trojan Horse?

In November 2014, a Karoo-based German hydrogeologist called Dr Stefan Cramer made a bold prediction that fracking would not happen in the Karoo. He gave...