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Karoo food

Memories of a Cradock Kitchen

Ray Hattingh has fond childhood memories of the fabulous food, warmth and life in his grandmother’s Cradock kitchen.

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Karoo backroad

Zen Dust

A heart-warming extract from Antony Osler’s latest book, Zen Dust.

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Karoo, fracking

Threat of Fracking Unites Karoo Communities

On Global Anti-Fracking Day (28 July 2012), there were protests and rallies around the world, but one of the quirkiest and most heart-warming was held in the Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda.

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Karoo fracking

Fracking in the Karoo – Update July 2013

The current state of play in the quest to explore for shale gas under the Karoo.

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Agri Eastern Cape

Fracking Court Action Threatened

Agri Eastern Cape has threatened court action if the Government tries to speed up the process for possible shale gas fracking in the province.

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Corbelled house

Rose Willis, Legendary Karoo Storyteller

Rose’s Round-up is a popular newsletter written by one who knows and loves the Karoo.

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Ostriches

Karoo Ostriches: Fluffy yet Formidable

The giant flightless ostrich of South Africa had a profound effect on the Karoo over centuries.

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Karoo wellness

Peace in the Desert

The Karoo’s clean air heals the body and its space unfolds mind and spirit in unexpected ways.

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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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