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 email@example.com
Welcome to big skies, friendly faces, fresh air and no rush hour.
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.
Growing up in the magical open spaces of the South African countryside
In the Karoo midlands of the Eastern Cape is one the most beautiful national parks, created to save a diminutive mountain-loving zebra with strange stripes and an orange muzzle.