Karoo Life

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

Know where to go hunting for plaster angels, udder cream, red satin pyjamas and a Horrible Matuka? We can help.

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Six Offgrid Karoo Farmstays

In the spirit of a true unplugged adventure, Karoo Space ferreted out half a dozen offgrid Karoo farmstays where you can re-discover yourself, your family and your frontier spirit.

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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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Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

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Line Dancing in Tarkastad

The faces and places around Tarkastad, Eastern Cape Karoo.

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The Master Signwriter of Route 62

Quinton Faro’s work is seen and enjoyed every day by travelers along Route 62 in the Western Cape Little Karoo.

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Water Stories of the Drylands

In the Kalahari and Karoo, water is treated with a reverence not found in moister climates. Here you will hear of the Watersnake, a creature that rules the watercourses.

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Moving to the Platteland – 10 Frequently Asked Questions

The ins and outs of semigrating to the South African Platteland.

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Moving to a Small South African Town

The big decision: to leave the city and move to a small town in the country.

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Moving to the Karoo: 12 Handy Survival Hints

Some useful advice on moving to the Karoo.

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