Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa
Many urban South Africans are opting for a quieter, more creative life in the countryside
In Moving to the Platteland, authors Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais take you step-by-step through the long process of ‘semigration’. By recounting the stories of hundreds of platteland pioneers, this book helps you to:
- Find your ideal dorp;
- Discover your creative sweet spot;
- Set up a business;
- Become a tourism player;
- Work around tricky municipal issues;
- Live lean and go offgrid;
- Choose the right school;
- Restore your country home;
- Be a force for positive change in your new neighbourhood.
Moving to the Platteland will be available from this site in July 2018, in Print and E-book formats. To book your author-signed first edition of the print version, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to big skies, friendly faces, fresh air and no rush hour.
New Karoo Space blog series on faces, places, legends and random adventures from roadside South Africa.
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.
When stormclouds rumble over the drought-parched Karoo, prayers of gratitude rise along with the irresistible fragrance of rain on dry earth.
How to live lean in the South African platteland.
Extract from Antony Osler’s latest book, Mzansi Zen – Karoo train journeys.