Karoo Life

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

Karoo Kitchens and Peach Pip Floors

A century ago, people in the Karoo had elegant little devices to peel peaches, grind coffee and sieve their flour. And weren’t those peach pip floors something?

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Bicycle Heaven in Beaufort West

A fine old bike shop in the Great Karoo.

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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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Karoo wellness

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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Junkyard Blues of Calvinia

Sonja and Dirk van Rensburg of Calvinia have the Junkyard Blues – in a good way. They also run the Republic of RusticA, aka Rustic Art, aka Blikskottel B+B.

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Cradock: Like London – But Different

The Cradock golf course is just like Hyde Park in London – through the winter lens.

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