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The Recycle Swop Shop

Towns get cleaned up, recyclers benefit, and children learn about arithmetic along with the value of waste. What’s not to love about the Recycle Swop Shop?

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Graveyards of the Karoo

Cemetery Tourism and Tombstone Travel in the Karoo

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Winter Travel Routes in the Eastern Cape Karoo

Great winter holiday options in the Eastern Cape Karoo, also known as the Karoo Heartland.

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The Town Champion of Murraysburg

Every town needs its champion, and the Western Cape Karoo settlement of Murraysburg has one in the cheerful form of Adri Smit.

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Nananthus, Karoo, Uranium

Karoo Uranium vs Tiny Plant

An Australian company’s efforts to mine for Karoo uranium have been thwarted again, this time held at bay by a miniature succulent plant.

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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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Off-Grid, Low-Tech and Low Budget

How to live lean in the South African platteland.

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A Karoo Winter Preview

Winter in the Karoo – the best time to visit South Africa’s Heartland.

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Ben Dekker – A South African Legend

Friendly encounters with South Africa’s own Robinson Crusoe, Ben Dekker.

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Riverine Rabbit, Karoo, rivers

The Karoo’s Riverine Rabbit

Not only is the riverine rabbit critically endangered, it is found only in the Karoo. New technology though, is capturing it in novel places.

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