Karoo Life

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

The Karoo Fleece Harvest

Mohair and wool – two major Karoo money-spinners.

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Karoo Keepsakes by Candle Light @ Cradock’s Schreiner Fest

All the highlights of the 2014 Schreiner Karoo Writers’ Festival.

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Fly Fishing in the Karoo

Fly fishing with Alan Hobson of Somerset East.

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Emmie the Aga Lady

In most Karoo farmhouses, there is generally an Aga stove or an Esse lurking in the kitchen, quietly exuding welcome heat in winter. But sometimes things go wrong…

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Legends of Somerset East

Somerset East is pure history, in the form of heroes, warriors, rogues and vagabonds going back to the early settler days.

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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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