Moving to the Platteland

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The Magic of a Small Town

Small town South Africa decoded by author Julienne du Toit.

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Angels’ Work in the Karoo

When Ivonne and Tommie Gentle moved from NIgel to Britstown to take over the Indraf Kafee, they had no idea how their lives would change as they began to provide a sanctuary for those with nowhere else to go.

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Off-Grid, Low-Tech and Low Budget

How to live lean in the South African platteland.

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Are you Ready for the Country?

Moving to the Platteland reviewed by SA Country Life Magazine.

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Be the Change in Your Small Town

Chris Barr is one of many semigrants or incomers who have launched projects to uplift their new hometowns. Part of it seems to be because dorps operate on a smaller, more human scale.

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Hantam School: No Child Left Behind

South Africa’s education system is broken. But in a remote area of the Northern Cape Karoo, the Hantam Community Education Trust farm school lights the way forward.

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Children in the Platteland

Growing up in the magical open spaces of the South African countryside

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Eleven Platteland Hospitality Tips

Thinking of moving to the South African platteland and opening up a guest house?

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Country Life Special Offer!

Special offer in the October 2018 edition of SA Country Life magazine.

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Barrydale, Route 62, Western Cape Karoo

There is artfulness in every pore of Barrydale and surrounds on Route 62 in the Western Cape.

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