About Chris Marais

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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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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Karoo Ghost Stories

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

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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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My Nuwe Vrinne in Williston

Williston in die Noord Kaap se Bo-Karoo maak al reg vir sy jaarlikse Winterfees, maar daar is sommer heelwat ander ape in dié dorpie se mou.

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Stilfees 2017 in Murraysburg, Western Cape

The Stilfees – an extraordinary music festival in a poplar grove on a farm just outside the Western Cape Karoo town of Murraysburg.

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