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A New Life in the Platteland

Down-sizers finding their creative selves in the countryside.

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Moving to the Platteland – 10 Frequently Asked Questions

The ins and outs of semigrating to the South African Platteland.

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Walking Your Dog in the Platteland

One of the great joys of moving to the South African platteland is the simple act of walking your dog with more freedom.

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karoo tech hub

Karoo Tech Hub in Somerset East

A successful tech start-up in the Eastern Cape Karoo town of Somerset East, South Africa

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Langbaken – Cheesemakers of the Upper Karoo

The dry reaches of the Upper Karoo make an unlikely terrain for cheese-making. But Langbaken’s produce has won acclaim as far away as Italy.

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Uniondale – More than a Ghost Story

Karoo Space visits Uniondale, deep in the Kammanassie Mountains of the Western Cape.

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Lesser Kestrels of the Karoo

Every year in November, tens of thousands of compact raptors fly from breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan to small Karoo dorps. Why?

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Road Tripping in the Eastern Cape Karoo

High praise for Road Tripper Eastern Cape Karoo from the Weekend Post newspaper in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Karoo Boerseep

The Alchemy of Karoo Boerseep

Nothing removes organic stains as well as boerseep. And as we found out in Murraysburg, this traditional laundry soap is still made the same old way.

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Giant Earthworms

Giant Earthworms of the Karoo

Startled motorists sometimes spot giant earthworms crossing Karoo roads after heavy rains.

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