Karoo Life

Life in the Land of Inspiration. What Karoo people do – and how they do it.
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Bedford’s Green Thumb

On the edge of the Eastern Karoo, snuggled up against a thickly wooded range of low mountains, is Bedford, a town with a great green heart.

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The Zen of Karoo Motorcycling

A motorcycle, an open Karoo road and an endless horizon…

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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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Bicycle Heaven in Beaufort West

A fine old bike shop in the Great Karoo.

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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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Karretjiemense of the Great Karoo

The ‘invisible’ karretjiemense of the Great Karoo – descendants of the earliest South Africans.

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Zen Dust

A heart-warming extract from Antony Osler’s latest book, Zen Dust.

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Rose Willis, Legendary Karoo Storyteller

Rose’s Round-up is a popular newsletter written by one who knows and loves the Karoo.

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Peace in the Desert

The Karoo’s clean air heals the body and its space unfolds mind and spirit in unexpected ways.

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The Water Doctor of the Karoo

Meet a man who knows his way around a wind pump…

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