Shop counter, South Africa

Shopping in the Karoo

Know where to go hunting for plaster angels, udder cream, red satin pyjamas and a Horrible Matuka? We can help.

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Black wildebeest and windpump, Karoo

Corridor Through the Karoo

A Biodiversity Corridor is being created to protect the Karoo mountain lands and hidden valleys between Cradock and Graaff-Reinet for future generations.

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williston mall, williston, northern cape

Karoo Central Gets Great Review

Karoo Central, the advertising platform on, has just received an unexpected international endorsement – a week before launch.

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Karoo Heartland Road Trip Part II

The second leg of our classic Karoo Heartland road trip.

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Karoo Heartland Road Trip Part I

The first part of a world-class South African road trip – through the Karoo Heartland.

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Princess Jean Burgess, First People, Karoo

Karoo Fracking: A Perfect Storm over Pearston

Bundu Gas & Oil, owned by Australian Challenger Energy, had a stormy public meeting with Karoo people about shale gas exploration on Friday the Thirteenth.

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Windpump, Karoo

Karoo Shale Gas Economics Part 2

How will shale gas and fracking work in the Karoo? Saliem Fakir of WWF-SA, author of a study on the subject, thinks you’d have to be mad to drill here.

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Karoo windpump, near Graaff-Reinet

Karoo Shale Gas Economics: Q & A with Saliem Fakir, Part I

Saliem Fakir of WWF-South Africa recent authored a detailed study on shale gas economics in South Africa. Here Fakir explains why and how.

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tuishuise, cradock

TripAdvisor Double on Cradock’s Market Street Precinct

Cradock’s Market Street Precinct scores big on TripAdvisor.

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Chris Hobson, Karoo farmer

Karoo Fracking: Falcon and the Angora Farmers

Falcon Oil & Gas’ plans to explore for shale gas in the southern Karoo encountered strong fracking opposition in Jansenville.

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