Classic Karoo

The history, heritage and legends of the Old Karoo.

Thoughts in a Karoo Graveyard

There are many stories – some sad, some wondrous, others downright weird – to be found at the Cradock graveyard in the Karoo Heartland.

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Architecture

Restoring Karoo Architecture

Karoo architecture is a natural outcome of building for desert conditions with few materials. The appeal remains in its simplicity and elegant pragmatism.

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Historic Jagersfontein, Free State

Jagersfontein is a favourite with geologists and historians.

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First Light on Jagersfontein, Free State

A true Karoo moment – dawn on the main street of Jagersfontein.

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Spring Dance in the Tankwa

A Tankwa-Namaqualand adventure with the Karoo Space team.

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All About Karoo Donkeys

There’s more to a Karoo donkey than a couple of hee-haws and a pair of twitching ears.

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Windmills of the Karoo & Kalahari

Why do we love windmills so very much? Especially when we find them in the Karoo or Kalahari?

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Legends of the Cradock Club

Established in 1881, the Cradock Club is still a thriving institution.

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Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel

For Karoo fans, it’s just great. All the features that made the Drostdy so special in the past have been retained and augmented.

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The Karoo Fleece Harvest

Mohair and wool – two major Karoo money-spinners.

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