Riverine Rabbit, Karoo, rivers

The Karoo’s Riverine Rabbit

Not only is the riverine rabbit critically endangered, it is found only in the Karoo. New technology though, is capturing it in novel places.

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Fire in the Desert

The annual AfrikaBurn Festival in the Tankwa Karoo is one of the premier creative gatherings of South Africa. And a kick-ass party to boot…

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moyses

Karoo Keepsakes II – Diamond in the Rough

Meet George Moyses, one of the great Port Nolloth story tellers – and a legendary old diamond diver.

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Prof Bruce Rubidge, fossil expert

Bruce Rubidge and Karoo Fossils

Professor Bruce Rubidge, a son of the Karoo, has made his mark on palaeontology – just like his legendary grandfather Sidney Rubidge, and fossil genius James Kitching.

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Victoria West, Northern Cape

The Upper Karoo – Gateway to the Stars

A road trip through the Upper Karoo from Matjiesfontein to Loxton by way of SALT, SKA and a meerkat or two.

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Acacia karroo thorn

Acacia karroo: A Sweetly Thorny Matter

The Karoo Thorn is by far the most common tree in South Africa. It is fast-growing and fast spreading, and many say it is invading the Karoo. But is that such a bad thing?
By Julienne du Toit and Andrew McNaughton

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Chris Marais

Chris Marais has worked on assignment as a photo-journalist in more than 50 foreign spots, including Mongolia, Borneo, Timbuktu, Madagascar and the French Quarter of New Orleans. He has come home to the Karoo.

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Julienne du Toit

Julienne du Toit

Julienne du Toit is no stranger to a desert. She began her love affair with the world’s dry spaces, aptly enough, by crossing the challenging Nullarbor Desert in Australia in 1998.

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Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

The village of Aberdeen, lying south of Graaff-Reinet within sight of the Camdeboo Mountains, is best appreciated during an early morning walk.

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Bedford, Eastern Cape

Bedford is a Frontier Karoo village full of charm, history and seasonal festivals that celebrate its fine gardens and special food styles.

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