Your Karoo

Write your own Karoo Story and send it to us. Selected stories will be edited, illustrated and posted here.

Richmond Revisited by Mike Norris

Karoo-lover Mike Norris and his Richmond murals.

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From My Stoep by Richard Smart

Thoughts at sunset on a Karoo stoep.

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Old Times in the Kalahari

A snippet from Travels in the Kalahari by Roxanne Reid.

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A Plea for the Great Karoo

McNaughton’s moving poem on the Great Karoo.

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Graveyard of the Steam Giants

Steam trains over the Karoo, and memories of De Aar. By Jenny Hobbs.

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Karoo Journey: Broekie Lace Back Roads

A back-roads Karoo journey from Cape Town to Cradock.

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Memories of a Cradock Kitchen

Ray Hattingh has fond childhood memories of the fabulous food, warmth and life in his grandmother’s Cradock kitchen.

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Zen Dust

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

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Karoo Farm Cricket – Alameen Templeton

A poetic stance on Karoo farm cricket.

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Crossing the Great Karoo – Jill Liebermann

The Jo’burg – Cape Town run bearing all but the kitchen sink…

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