afrikaburn

Junkyard Blues of Calvinia

Sonja and Dirk van Rensburg of Calvinia have the Junkyard Blues – in a good way. They also run the Republic of RusticA, aka Rustic Art, aka Blikskottel B+B.

Continue Reading
Karoo, flat-topped mountains

Layer-Cake Karoo

The unique geology and flat-topped mountains of the Karoo have their origin in ancient inland seas, giant mountains and fiery lava.

Continue Reading
Karoo farming

Progressive Farmers of Graaff-Reinet

Being a Karoo farmer is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Forward-thinking veld management ways have taken root here, notably around Graaff-Reinet.

Continue Reading
shorelines

Our Books: Shorelines – A Journey along the South African Coast

An hilarious armchair-travel read about a long journey around the coastline of South Africa.

Continue Reading
coast to coast

Our Books: Coast to Coast – Life Along South Africa’s Shores

A lavishly photographed coffee table book on the coastline of South Africa.

Continue Reading
a drink of dry land

Our Books: A Drink of Dry Land – Journeys through Namibia

A three-month Namibian road trip becomes a popular travel book.

Continue Reading

Our Books: Karoo Keepsakes I

Karoo Keepsakes I – your passport to the Karoo.

Continue Reading

Karoo Keepsakes – Klein Boek, Groot Hart

Die dag toe Kwela vir Cradock kom kuier.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
course 1

Cradock: Like London – But Different

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

Continue Reading