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Mohair Country

The world’s finest mohair comes from South Africa – excerpt from Road Tripper Eastern Cape Karoo

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The Republic of Karoo

Where is the “Karoo Republic”? Do you need a special visa to go there? And what exactly is going on down there?

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Chris Hobson, Karoo farmer

Karoo Fracking: Falcon and the Angora Farmers

Falcon Oil & Gas’ plans to explore for shale gas in the southern Karoo encountered strong fracking opposition in Jansenville.

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Karoo Heartland Road Trip Part III

Part III of our road trip through the Karoo Heartland.

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Karoo by Numbers

The Karoo’s vital statistics, in a nutshell.

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Karoo Facts and Stats

How big is the Karoo? What underpins its economy? How many Karoo towns are there, and how many people live in it? For all this and more, read on.

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Fracking vs Farming in the Karoo

All this fuss about fracking in the Karoo, yet farming completely outclasses it in proven jobs, food security, and wealth distribution.

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Jansenville, Eastern Cape

Jansenville, on the southern reaches of the Karoo Heartland, is brimming over with angora goats, mohair and country legends.

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Klipplaat, Eastern Cape

Klipplaat was once a major railway junction in the Karoo.

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Karoo – The Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to the liveliest desert in the world in the world, hosting a million people, seven million sheep and a startling number of plant species.

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