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.
From the 1880s right up to the mid-1930s, debate raged over what to do about the Karoo’s prickly pear invasion. The cochineal beetle and cactoblastis moth borer dealt it a killer blow. These days it’s quite respectable.
The Cradock golf course is just like Hyde Park in London – through the winter lens.
Chinks in the armour of the Creative Class.
Following on from the success of Bedford’s first food festival in April this year, a new winter Soul Food Festival is being held on 26 to 28 July 2013.
June 2013: Snow has fallen for the first time this year on Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.