About Chris Marais

Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

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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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21 Pubs of the Karoo

As with most lively travel stories, this piece should come with some kind of health warning. Do not operate heavy machinery while following this route.

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Connecting the Karoo

Networking systems in the Karoo, South Africa

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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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Karoo Road Trip on Route 63

A Grand Karoo road trip on Route 63, the quiet heart of South Africa.

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Tales from Die Tuishuise, Cradock

Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor Hotel feature in Road Tripper – Eastern Cape Karoo.

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Living the Steam at Sandstone Estates

Trains, Planes, Automobiles, Tanks & Tractors all gather in a ten-day heritage machine festival at Sandstone Estates in the Eastern Free State in April 2017. Here’s why you just can’t miss it.

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Pubs & Padstalle of Route 62

The pub crawl possibilities and retail delights along Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa

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