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Karoo Roadside Attractions

New Karoo Space blog series on faces, places, legends and random adventures from roadside South Africa.

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Taking Out the Trash in 2019

Sometimes filling up two rubbish bags with someone else’s nasty trash is the most promising start to a New Year.

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Children in the Platteland

Growing up in the magical open spaces of the South African countryside

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Mountain Zebra National Park

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.

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Graveyards of the Karoo

Cemetery Tourism and Tombstone Travel in the Karoo

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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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Churches of the Karoo

Karoo churches come with fascinating back-stories.

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10 Ways to Love the South African Platteland

Some of the many joys of visiting or moving to a small town in the SA platteland.

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Die Nuwe Platteland Trekkers

In hul nuwe boek, Moving to the Platteland – Life in Small Town South Africa, vertel Julienne du Toit en Chris Marais van die nuwe platteland trekkers.

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Moving to a Small South African Town

The big decision: to leave the city and move to a small town in the country.

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