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.
June 2013: Snow has fallen for the first time this year on Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West.
The Jo’burg – Cape Town run bearing all but the kitchen sink…
Imagine a Karoo escape…
The Karoo: those who take the time to get to know the place do not take long to fall in love.
This article from our archives was written after one of Shell’s first public participation meetings in the Karoo. It makes for fascinating background reading.