Karoo Roadside Attractions

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

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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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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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Giant Earthworms

Giant Earthworms of the Karoo

Startled motorists sometimes spot giant earthworms crossing Karoo roads after heavy rains.

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Steel Flowers – Windpumps of the Karoo

Celebrating the iconic windpumps of the South African Karoo veld.

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calitzdorp

Calitzdorp, Western Cape

The sweet port wines and brandies are what lure thousands of visitors to Calitzdorp each holiday season.

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Karroo Theatrical Hotel, Steytlerville

The Karroo Theatrical Hotel is outrageous, daring and colourful.

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Walk with the Animals – Guy Liebermann

Going for a Karoo farm stroll can be a strange and wondrous experience.

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Zen Karoo

Zen Master of the Karoo

Take a Zen master, a writer and a lawyer. Add a graceful woman with true soul. Drop them onto a Karoo farm. Welcome to the world of Antony and Margie Osler.

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