Sun, Apr 11, 2021

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...

Global travellers rate South Africa tops in Condé Nast awards

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That South Africa punches well above its weight in the global luxury travel market was again confirmed with the release of this year's prestigious...
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KAROO DIARY: Getting Smashed in Steytlerville

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So this is a true Karoo Moment... Jules and I are sitting on the front stoep of the Karroo Theatrical Hotel. We’re spending the entire...
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KAROO DIARY: Show Time in Prince Albert!

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Karoo towns are never the first choice for those seeking the bright lights. Prince Albert, though, is an exception. It’s worth waiting until dark to...
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KAROO DIARY: A Silly Sense of Snow

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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...
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KAROO DIARY: Snow Business

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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...
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Ouma Rusks Legend – KAROO DIARY, South Africa

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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

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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...

KAROO DIARY: In Search of a Keepsake

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As a travel journalist, you can wander the world, see all its peoples, taste 105 different kinds of ice cream and stomp through a...

A Travel Photography Trip to the Drakensberg Mountains

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My girlfriend and I were born about 20 minutes apart. We came into this world on the same day, same year. It is rather peculiar....
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