A Bedford Bash!

Family Fun Weekend at the Bedford Country School, Eastern Cape.

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The Magic of a Small Town

Small town South Africa decoded by author Julienne du Toit.

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Karoo Roadside Attractions

New Karoo Space blog series on faces, places, legends and random adventures from roadside South Africa.

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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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Rain

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

When stormclouds rumble over the drought-parched Karoo, prayers of gratitude rise along with the irresistible fragrance of rain on dry earth.

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Off-Grid, Low-Tech and Low Budget

How to live lean in the South African platteland.

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Train Journeys Through the Karoo

Extract from Antony Osler’s latest book, Mzansi Zen – Karoo train journeys.

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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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