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Cricketing Legend of The Midland Bat

Said to be the oldest active cricketing trophy in South Africa, The Midland Bat has been contested in the Eastern Cape Karoo since 1891.

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Legendary Karoo Field Hospital Celebrated

The superb back story of a Karoo field hospital set up during the Anglo-Boer (South African) War – Yeomen of the Karoo.

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Thoughts in a Karoo Graveyard

There are many stories – some sad, some wondrous, others downright weird – to be found at the Cradock graveyard in the Karoo Heartland.

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Legends of the Cradock Club

Established in 1881, the Cradock Club is still a thriving institution.

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Karoo Conflicts – The Battle of Boomplaats

Karoo Quiz Anwer – the site of the Battle of Boomplaats.

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Aberdeen, Eastern Cape

The village of Aberdeen, lying south of Graaff-Reinet within sight of the Camdeboo Mountains, is best appreciated during an early morning walk.

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Bethulie, Free State

One of the most historically poignant yet delightful towns in the Free State is the southern settlement of Bethulie, near the Gariep Dam.

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Britstown, Northern Cape

Britstown is named after one Hans Brits, a local resident who used to travel with explorer David Livingstone.

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Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape

Burgersdorp is an Eastern Cape town that knows how to preserve its history.

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Gamkaskloof (Die Hel), Western Cape

The Gamkaskloof Valley, also known as Die Hel, is one of the most extraordinary hideaways in the Western Cape Karoo.

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