About Chris Marais

12 Reasons to Holiday in the Karoo

Affordable, safe, fun and other great reasons to come on holiday to the Karoo – now!

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Cricketing Legend of The Midland Bat

Said to be the oldest active cricketing trophy in South Africa, The Midland Bat has been contested in the Eastern Cape Karoo since 1891.

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Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

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Journey Man Extracts: Dances with Wolwe

The Journey Man is a reporter’s memoir that takes you back to South Africa 1975 – 1995.

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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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