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.
Of all the farms in all the Karoo, Cranemere is among the best known. It is the central character in Eve Palmer’s classic book, The Plains of Camdeboo.
Nieu-Bethesda is the Karoo’s most romantic snow destination.
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.
The unique geology and flat-topped mountains of the Karoo have their origin in ancient inland seas, giant mountains and fiery lava.
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.