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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 info@karoospace.co.za

Welcome to big skies, friendly faces, fresh air and no rush hour.

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