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10 Ways to Love the South African Platteland

Some of the many joys of visiting or moving to a small town in the SA platteland.

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Ginger’s Fault Band – A Wife’s Tale

The story of Ginger’s Fault, an Old Man’s Band in the Karoo.

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Line Dancing in Tarkastad

The faces and places around Tarkastad, Eastern Cape Karoo.

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The Master Signwriter of Route 62

Quinton Faro’s work is seen and enjoyed every day by travelers along Route 62 in the Western Cape Little Karoo.

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Watersnake

Water Stories of the Drylands

In the Kalahari and Karoo, water is treated with a reverence not found in moister climates. Here you will hear of the Watersnake, a creature that rules the watercourses.

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Die Nuwe Platteland Trekkers

In hul nuwe boek, Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa, vertel Julienne du Toit en Chris Marais van die nuwe platteland trekkers.

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Readers Choose Their Top Karoo Town

In a recent social media pop poll, more than 200 respondents reveal which platteland dorp they like best.

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A Family Business in the Platteland

The sensational Diesel & Crème Vintage Diner in Barrydale on Route 62 in South Africa – a Little Karoo business.

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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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