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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Karoo Roadside Attractions

Strange discoveries along Karoo roads.

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moving to the platteland

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

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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Karoo Donkey Sanctuary, Prince Albert

A haven for neglected and abused donkeys in the heart of the Karoo region of South Africa.

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Kendrew, settlers

Kendrew’s Forgotten Past

A Karoo train siding called Kendrew, and the dark side of movie mogul Isadore William Schlesinger.

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Taking Out the Trash in 2019

Sometimes filling up two rubbish bags with someone else’s nasty trash is the most promising start to a New Year.

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