My Oupa’s Memory Box

Pieter Schalk du Toit (1892 – 1959) was my grandfather. Born near Cradock, he became a soldier and train driver. But his memory box revealed much more.

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Namaqualand Diamond Stories

Alexander Bay in northern Namaqualand was once the coastal diamond frontier of South Africa.

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The First Karoo Tourists

Being a Karoo traveller 200 years ago was a different kettle of fish.

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Mountains of the Karoo Heartland

The legendary mountain ranges of the Eastern Cape Karoo.

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Children in the Platteland

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

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Mountain Zebra National Park

In the Karoo midlands of the Eastern Cape is one the most beautiful national parks, created to save a diminutive mountain-loving zebra with strange stripes and an orange muzzle.

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Mountain Hideaways of the Karoo Heartland

Seven Eastern Cape Karoo mountain farmstays in the Nieu-Bethesda – Graaff-Reinet region.

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Graveyards of the Karoo

Cemetery Tourism and Tombstone Travel in the Karoo

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The Quiver Trees of Kenhardt

Kenhardt’s quiver trees (kokerbome) are the living – and dying – witnesses to climate change in southern Africa’s arid areas.

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12 Reasons to Holiday in the Karoo

Affordable, safe, fun and other great reasons to come on holiday to the Karoo – now!

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