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Karoo Diary: The Friendly Horse Road

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

Karoo Diary: Draadkar Fever (Wire Car Festival!)

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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,...
Nama Riel dancers, South Africa

Karoo Diary – Dancing in the Dust

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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...

Master Tracker Joins Search for Lion on the Loose in the...

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It doesn’t rain much around Beaufort West, but when it does it often comes in the form of fast-rushing water. And so the recent rains in...
Fracking Karoo South Africa

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

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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...
pella cathedral, northern cape

KAROO DIARY: Showdown at Pella Cathedral

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Some time ago, this nun and I were in deadlock over a daisy. Neither of us was giving any ground on this hot and...
flippin' good wine club, cradock

Karoo Diary: The South African Spirit

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Last night here in Cradock, a bunch of us gathered at someone’s house and formed a wine club. Sounds like small potatoes, right? Maybe, but in...

KAROO DIARY: A Cradock Walkabout

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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: Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel Comes Alive!

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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...

KAROO DIARY: Six Ways to Love Us

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What? Six? Sheesh, I could give you six dozen reasons to climb in a car and come and kuier with us here in the...
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