Karoo Life

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

The Midland Bat, Eastern Cape Karoo

The 2016 Midland Bat, South Africa’s oldest active cricketing trophy, was won this year by Cradock’s Standard Cricket Club.

Continue Reading
acacia 1

A Karoo Christmas in Graaff-Reinet

Karoo Christmas – Graaff-Reinet style.

Continue Reading
Gussie Botha, Vukusebenze Shelter, Cradock

Heroes of Cradock – Gussie and Baba Botha

Thanks to Gussie and Baba Botha, Vukusebenze Shelter in Cradock is a living testament to the kindness of local people and visitors.

Continue Reading
cradock prep school

Cradock Prep School Veggie Project

The amazing vegetable gardens – and people – of the Cradock Prep School.

Continue Reading

Karroo Theatrical Hotel, Steytlerville

The Karroo Theatrical Hotel is outrageous, daring and colourful.

Continue Reading

Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

Continue Reading
Antoinette Pienaar, Johannes Willemse

Karoo Herbs, Karoo Wisdom

In the middle of the Karoo is the farm Theefontein where Oom Johannes Willemse is teaching the art of healing to singer Antoinette Pienaar.

Continue Reading

Moving to the Karoo: 12 Handy Survival Hints

Some useful advice on moving to the Karoo.

Continue Reading
Poplar Grove, Zen, Karoo, colesber

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.

Continue Reading
karoo array

Networking in the Karoo

The Internet casts a wide web – with great promise – over the 101 towns and 1-million-plus residents of the Karoo, South Africa’s semi-desert heartland

Continue Reading