Off-Grid, Low-Tech and Low Budget

How to live lean in the South African platteland.

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A Karoo Winter Preview

Winter in the Karoo – the best time to visit South Africa’s Heartland.

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Ben Dekker – A South African Legend

Friendly encounters with South Africa’s own Robinson Crusoe, Ben Dekker.

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Steel Flowers – Windpumps of the Karoo

Celebrating the iconic windpumps of the South African Karoo veld.

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The Karoo’s Riverine Rabbit

Not only is the riverine rabbit critically endangered, it is found only in the Karoo. New technology though, is capturing it in novel places.

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“The Road Tripper Took Us Places!”

First reviews of Road Tripper – Eastern Cape Karoo by Chris Marais & Julienne du Toit.

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Journey Man Extracts – Freelance Week Follies

Freelance journalism is not for sissies – as Chris Marais finds out on the road in The Journey Man.

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A Gentle Guide to Karoo Roadtripping

The Karoo is all about slow travel. Here are a dozen handy tips to extract maximum enjoyment from your journey through this semi-desert.

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My Nuwe Vrinne in Williston

Williston in die Noord Kaap se Bo-Karoo maak al reg vir sy jaarlikse Winterfees, maar daar is sommer heelwat ander ape in dié dorpie se mou.

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Cradock’s Water Crisis

Despite being beside the Fish River, Cradock has had constant water supply problems for nearly three years, caused by Chris Hani District Municipality. Residents are furious.

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