Karoo Blog

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

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

When stormclouds rumble over the drought-parched Karoo, prayers of gratitude rise along with the irresistible fragrance of rain on dry earth.

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Off-Grid, Low-Tech and Low Budget

How to live lean in the South African platteland.

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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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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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Eleven Platteland Hospitality Tips

Thinking of moving to the South African platteland and opening up a guest house?

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Journey Man Extracts: Dances with Wolwe

The Journey Man is a reporter’s memoir that takes you back to South Africa 1975 – 1995.

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Gordonia Road Trip: Into the River Pirates’ Lair

Where the hell is Gordonia? And where did the river pirates bury their treasure?

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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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Road Tripper Wins at Richmond Bookfest

The Road Tripper – Eastern Cape Karoo wins award at the 2017 Richmond Bookbedonnerd Festival.

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Downtime in the Karoo

Things I never did in the city…

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