About Julienne du Toit

Karoo Donkey Sanctuary, Prince Albert

A haven for neglected and abused donkeys in the heart of the Karoo region of South Africa.

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Kendrew’s Forgotten Past

A Karoo train siding called Kendrew, and the dark side of movie mogul Isadore William Schlesinger.

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Taking Out the Trash in 2019

Sometimes filling up two rubbish bags with someone else’s nasty trash is the most promising start to a New Year.

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Snakes and Secretarybirds

Extract from The First Safari – Searching for Francois Levaillant by Ian Glenn.

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My Oupa’s Memory Box

Pieter Schalk du Toit (1892 – 1959) was my grandfather. Born near Cradock, he became a soldier and train driver. But his memory box revealed much more.

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Namaqualand Diamond Stories

Alexander Bay in northern Namaqualand was once the coastal diamond frontier of South Africa.

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Mountains of the Karoo Heartland

The legendary mountain ranges of the Eastern Cape Karoo.

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Children in the Platteland

Growing up in the magical open spaces of the South African countryside

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Mountain Zebra National Park

In the Karoo midlands of the Eastern Cape is one the most beautiful national parks, created to save a diminutive mountain-loving zebra with strange stripes and an orange muzzle.

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Mountain Hideaways of the Karoo Heartland

Seven Eastern Cape Karoo mountain farmstays in the Nieu-Bethesda – Graaff-Reinet region.

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