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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Pubs & Padstalle of Route 62

The pub crawl possibilities and retail delights along Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa

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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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Diamond Legends of Alexander Bay

Coast to Coast – Life along South African Shores by Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit – exploring the lore of Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape.

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Mohair Country

The world’s finest mohair comes from South Africa – excerpt from Road Tripper Eastern Cape Karoo

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Marathon Man of Cradock

In this excerpt from Road Tripper Eastern Cape Karoo we profile the extraordinary Lucky Adams, marathon runner from Cradock.

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The Midland Bat, Eastern Cape Karoo

The 2016 Midland Bat, South Africa’s oldest active cricketing trophy, was won this year by Cradock’s Standard Cricket Club.

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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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A Karoo Christmas in Graaff-Reinet

Karoo Christmas – Graaff-Reinet style.

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The Rest Farm, Nieu Bethesda, Karoo

The Rest Farm, one of the most extraordinary hideaways in the Eastern Cape Karoo,

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