Karoo People

The characters – wonderful, crazy and colourful – who live between a wind pump and the blue horizon.

Famous Footsteps of Fraserburg

Why is the little Northern Cape village of Fraserburg one of the most favoured destinations of the 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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Cradock church

Cradock: Life in a Small Town

Swapping Johannesburg for Cradock was one of the best moves we ever made. Here are some of the reasons why.

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The Town Champion of Murraysburg

Every town needs its champion, and the Western Cape Karoo settlement of Murraysburg has one in the cheerful form of Adri Smit.

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Ben Dekker – A South African Legend

Friendly encounters with South Africa’s own Robinson Crusoe, Ben Dekker.

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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.

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Thomas Lord, pianist, Karoo

A Pianist in the Karoo

Thomas Lord of Alicedale Farm near Steynsburg is a world-class pianist, and an equally gifted fossil hunter in the Karoo. Yet still a teenager.

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ou grietjie, smithfield

The Secrets of Smithfield’s Success

A Special Feature on Smithfield, in the southern Free State Karoo region of South Africa

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First Light on Jagersfontein, Free State

A true Karoo moment – dawn on the main street of Jagersfontein.

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Karoo language

Speaking Graaffrikaans

Graaffrikaans – it’s how we talk out here in the Karoo.

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