About Chris Marais

Moving to the Karoo: 12 Handy Survival Hints

Some useful advice on moving to the Karoo.

Continue Reading

Steel Flowers – Windpumps of the Karoo

Celebrating the iconic windpumps of the South African Karoo veld.

Continue Reading

Can-Do Couples of Nieu Bethesda

Some of the successful couples who make the Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda work.

Continue Reading

Karoo Road Trip on Route 63

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

Continue Reading
karoo space review 2015

Karoo Life I: Museums of the Karoo

The weird and wonderful stuff you find in a dusty old Karoo museum.

Continue Reading
calitzdorp

Calitzdorp, Western Cape

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

Continue Reading
tigers 1

Downtime in the Karoo

Things I never did in the city…

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Karoo Ghost Stories

There’s a spooky tale in almost every Karoo town.

Continue Reading
road tripper eastern cape karoo

“The Road Tripper Took Us Places!”

First reviews of Road Tripper – Eastern Cape Karoo by Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit.

Continue Reading