Karoo Life

Life in the Land of Inspiration. What Karoo people do – and how they do it.
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Ode to the Karoo

How two Jo’burgers downsized and moved to the Karoo Heartland of South Africa

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Karoo Life I – The Quiver Trees of Kenhardt

Kenhardt’s quiver trees (kokerbome) are the living – and dying – witnesses to climate change in southern Africa’s arid areas.

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Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

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Moving to the Karoo: 12 Handy Survival Hints

Some useful advice on moving to the Karoo.

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Steel Flowers – Windpumps of the Karoo

Celebrating the iconic windpumps of the South African Karoo veld.

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Classic Tarkastad Trading Store

C&D Stores in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, where you can buy an astonishing array of stuff.

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Karoo Tech Hub in Somerset East

A successful tech start-up in the Eastern Cape Karoo town of Somerset East, South Africa

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Karoo Life I: Museums of the Karoo

The weird and wonderful stuff you find in a dusty old Karoo museum.

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21 Pubs of the Karoo

As with most lively travel stories, this piece should come with some kind of health warning. Do not operate heavy machinery while following this route.

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A Karoo Winter Preview

Winter in the Karoo – the best time to visit South Africa’s Heartland.

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