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Karoo Diary – Dancing in the Dust

This is no five-step waltz, no quadrille, and by no means is it a cakewalk. It’s more like a cactus tango or a dusty...
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KAROO DIARY: Snow Business

If you’re warm and you’re safe, it’s such a jol to be in the Karoo when it snows... This weekend the forecasters predicted a serious...
the journey man

Diamond Cowboys of Port Nolloth

Decades ago and deep in the Namaqualand desert at a point between Springbok, Steinkopf and the sea, a Cape Town housewife with a squeaky...

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...
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...

The Karoo: Where Stories Roam

The question most people ask when we meet them somewhere on our travels through the vast dry Karoo region of South Africa is: “How...

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: A Silly Sense of Snow

Looking out at the vast and sunny Karoo Heartland today, you’d never think that less than two weeks ago we were all snow-stormed in. Which...

KAROO DIARY: A Cradock Walkabout

Let’s go for a walk around my home town, here on the edge of the Karoo Heartland, where the Great Fish River flows really...

KAROO DIARY: Owl House Eye Candy @ Nieu-Bethesda

For many decades, the little village of Nieu-Bethesda in the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape Karoo was a dead-quiet place where very little...