Karoo Roadside Attractions

New Karoo Space blog series on faces, places, legends and random adventures from roadside South Africa.

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Rain

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

When stormclouds rumble over the drought-parched Karoo, prayers of gratitude rise along with the irresistible fragrance of rain on dry earth.

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Kendrew, settlers

Kendrew’s Forgotten Past

A Karoo train siding called Kendrew, and the dark side of movie mogul Isadore William Schlesinger.

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The First Karoo Tourists

Being a Karoo traveller 200 years ago was a different kettle of fish.

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Mountain Zebra National Park

In the Karoo midlands of the Eastern Cape is one the most beautiful national parks, created to save a diminutive mountain-loving zebra with strange stripes and an orange muzzle.

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Lesser Kestrels of the Karoo

Every year in November, tens of thousands of compact raptors fly from breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan to small Karoo dorps. Why?

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Moving to a Small South African Town

The big decision: to leave the city and move to a small town in the country.

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Moving to the Karoo: 12 Handy Survival Hints

Some useful advice on moving to the Karoo.

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Cradock church

Cradock: Life in a Small Town

Swapping Johannesburg for Cradock was one of the best moves we ever made. Here are some of the reasons why.

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Gordonia Road Trip: Into the River Pirates’ Lair

Where the hell is Gordonia? And where did the river pirates bury their treasure?

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