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Karoo food

Fifteen Feasts in the Karoo

Discover the authentic food and eating experiences in the Karoo. Go on a foodie safari and find its artisanal cheeses, goat salamis and new crops like pecans and pomegranates.

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Leguaan

Interlude with a Leguaan

Meeting up with a monitor lizard on a Karoo farm.

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Karoo farming

Predator Wars: Lynx vs Jackal

A Karoo sheep farmer may have stumbled across a revolutionary way of keeping his sheep more or less safe from jackals – by using caracals.

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Graaff-Reinet

Fracking, Shell and Bob’s Swimming Pool

In the Karoo, whether you’re the Dwarsvlei knitting circle, a church group or a book club, you may have the privilege of meeting high-up corporates who want to frack the shale gas out from under your feet. You may also learn more than you expected about a certain swimming pool.

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Karoo farming

Nguni Cattle vs Sheep

In the grassy Karoo of the Eastern Cape, you’re starting to see patterned Nguni cows grazing where before it was just sheep, sheep, sheep.

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Crow

The Problem with Pied Crows

Pied crow numbers are rising in the Karoo, causing problems for conservation and agriculture.

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Karoo Parliament

The First Karoo Parliament

The Karoo Parliament, with the theme ‘Sharing our Successes’, will take place in Philipstown during October 2013.

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Karoo food

Karoo Meat of Origin

Now you can guarantee that your Karoo lamb really does come from the Karoo.

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Karoo education

A Karoo Farm School with a Difference

How do you go about breaking the bonds of poverty? A tiny Karoo farm school near Colesberg shows the way.

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The Taste of Cranemere

Of all the farms in all the Karoo, Cranemere is among the best known. It is the central character in Eve Palmer’s classic book, The Plains of Camdeboo.

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