Karoo Life

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

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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12 Reasons to Holiday in the Karoo

Affordable, safe, fun and other great reasons to come on holiday to the Karoo – now!

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Cricketing Legend of The Midland Bat

Said to be the oldest active cricketing trophy in South Africa, The Midland Bat has been contested in the Eastern Cape Karoo since 1891.

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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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