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.
Extract from The First Safari – Searching for Francois Levaillant by Ian Glenn.
Pieter Schalk du Toit (1892 – 1959) was my grandfather. Born near Cradock, he became a soldier and train driver. But his memory box revealed much more.
Alexander Bay in northern Namaqualand was once the coastal diamond frontier of South Africa.
Being a Karoo traveller 200 years ago was a different kettle of fish.
The legendary mountain ranges of the Eastern Cape Karoo.