Sun, Apr 11, 2021

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...

Global travellers rate South Africa tops in Condé Nast awards

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....