About Chris Marais

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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Obie’s Karoo

Celebrated South African photographer Obie Oberholzer’s book Karoo – Long Time Passing.

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Karoo Life I – The Quiver Trees of Kenhardt

Kenhardt’s quiver trees (kokerbome) are the living – and dying – witnesses to climate change in southern Africa’s arid areas.

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Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

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Moving to the Karoo: 12 Handy Survival Hints

Some useful advice on moving to the Karoo.

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Steel Flowers – Windpumps of the Karoo

Celebrating the iconic windpumps of the South African Karoo veld.

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Can-Do Couples of Nieu Bethesda

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

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Karoo Life I: Museums of the Karoo

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

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Calitzdorp, Western Cape

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

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