Karoo Blog

Days in the lives of two photojournalists living in and travelling around the Karoo.

Off-Grid, Low-Tech and Low Budget

How to live lean in the South African platteland.

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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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Journey Man Extracts – Freelance Week Follies

Freelance journalism is not for sissies – as Chris Marais finds out on the road in The Journey Man.

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Karoo Boerseep

The Alchemy of Karoo Boerseep

Nothing removes organic stains as well as boerseep. And as we found out in Murraysburg, this traditional laundry soap is still made the same old way.

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Karoo, Tequila, Agave, Graaff-Reinet

The Legend of Karoo Tequila

Remember the heady days of Karoo Tequila? That Agave stuff with a kick like a Mexican mule? This is its pickled history.

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Silver Creek and Journey Man Join Forces!

Recently discovered Silver Creek Mountain Band 1977 Bootleg tape on sale with The Journey Man – A South African Reporter’s Stories.

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South Africans Around The World

South Africans abroad stay in touch with Karoo Space.

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The Great Karoo Book Safari

Looking for a Karoo book? Here’s where to go…

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The Royal Karoo

A lovely doggerel dedicated to the British Royals after whom many Karoo towns are named.

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Karoo Shale Gas and Cradock’s Spirit

At a Shale Gas Imbizo in Cradock on 21 January 2016, the community showed Government the strength of its activist legacy.

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