De Aar

Lesser Kestrels of the Karoo

Every year in November, tens of thousands of compact raptors fly from breeding grounds in Russia and Kazakhstan to small Karoo dorps. Why?

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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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Karoo Festivals Guide for 2016

An ongoing schedule of Festivals and Events in the Karoo during 2016.

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Solar energy Karoo

Solar Karoo

South Africa’s new era of solar energy started with a stranger knocking on a Karoo farmhouse door in the early summer of 2010.

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De Aar, Northern Cape

De Aar once lay at the crossroads of travel in South Africa and held the second biggest railway junction in the country.

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Hanover, Northern Cape

On a summer’s night late in the year, you might find yourself in Hanover with the skies turning black with birds on the wing.

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Graveyard of the Steam Giants

Steam trains over the Karoo, and memories of De Aar. By Jenny Hobbs.

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