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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.

Welcome to big skies, friendly faces, fresh air and no rush hour.

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