About Chris Marais

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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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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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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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Downtime in the Karoo

Things I never did in the city…

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“The Road Tripper Took Us Places!”

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

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Journey Man Extracts – Freelance Week Follies

Freelance journalism is not for sissies – as Chris Marais finds out on the road in The Journey Man.

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