Sun, Apr 11, 2021

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...

KAROO DIARY: Seeking Out Saskatchewan!

Last summer I had a thought and shared it with my wife Jules. “Jules,” I said. “Imagine a South African sitting up north somewhere like...

Karoo Diary: Draadkar Fever (Wire Car Festival!)

If you want to taste excitement in the air, come to Philipstown this week. They’re counting down the days before the Wire Car Festival,...

SA Rangers on Lion Search Discover an Eland Carcass

Tuesday marked the fifth day since a lion escape in the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West, Western Cape. This is according to Nico van...
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KAROO DIARY: The Sculptor of Nieu-Bethesda

As you stroll past Frans Boekkooi’s studio in the Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda, you will see the likeness of playwright Athol Fugard looking down...

Karoo Diary: The Friendly Horse Road

It’s about 160km, give or take a metre or two on either side, from the House of Light & Shadow in Richmond, Northern Cape,...

Lion on the Loose in SA’s Karoo: Helicopter Brought Into Search

The desperate search for an escaped lion in the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape continued into its sixth day. According...
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Rise of the Freelancers

Every day, I hear the cries of media people – journalists, graphic artists, photographers and copy editors – who have just been kicked out...

A Karoo Farm School with a Difference

A Climax windmill spins and creaks quietly alongside a dirt road linking Colesberg with the blue horizon. There is a cool morning breeze and a...

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...