By Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit.
Karoo Roads III is back from the printers, has been offloaded and is awaiting shipping from our base in Cradock.
Welcome to another heritage collection of journeys into the past and present of this beloved region of South Africa.
Look out for the book cover with the dreamy midwinter Sneeuberg scene, photographed by James Moffatt.
From the studios of snowy Nieu-Bethesda to the stony heights of the Richtersveld, Karoo Roads III takes you roaming far and wide with seasoned storytellers.
Hear tales of love and cheese, sit with the elders of Lekkersing, find the shaggiest sheep in the country, witness angel-makers at work, read about the legends of a man who once painted the Sistine Chapel on an ostrich egg and a band of farmers’ wives who turned a piece of Karoo veld into a world-class country school.
Discover a rock star traffic cop, a four-legged ostrich, a couple who live in a castle, an Old School newspaperman with the highway in his eyes and a desert bar where magic happens on a regular basis.
Relish the true spirit of this rich and rowdy country.
“Karoo Roads is a great piece of Africana. It’s not only literature, it is also historically important. It encapsulates the Karoo, its towns and people as they stand today and as they were yesterday.” – Author and Traveller James Clarke