Prickly pear

A Prickly Customer

From the 1880s right up to the mid-1930s, debate raged over what to do about the Karoo’s prickly pear invasion. The cochineal beetle and cactoblastis moth borer dealt it a killer blow. These days it’s quite respectable.

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Cradock: Like London – But Different

The Cradock golf course is just like Hyde Park in London – through the winter lens.

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Creative Class – My Foot!

Chinks in the armour of the Creative Class.

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Karoo food

Bedford’s Winter Food Festival Programme

Following on from the success of Bedford’s first food festival in April this year, a new winter Soul Food Festival is being held on 26 to 28 July 2013.

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Snow, Karoo

Snowfalls in Karoo National Park

June 2013: Snow has fallen for the first time this year on Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.

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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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The First Karoo Tourists

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

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Instant Escapes – Linda van Oudheusden

Imagine a Karoo escape…

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A Sky Full of Dreams – Carolyn McNaughton

The Karoo: those who take the time to get to know the place do not take long to fall in love.

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Fracking, public participation meeting

Karoo Fracking – The People say No

This article from our archives was written after one of Shell’s first public participation meetings in the Karoo. It makes for fascinating background reading.

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