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The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo
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The 15 Most Picturesque Places to Visit in the Karoo

The Karoo is vast and places to visit in the Karoo are myriad. Divided into the Succulent, Nama, Klein and Grassy Karoo it straddles most of South Africa’s inner country, hogging the west coast, sprawling as far east as Cradock and Smithfield, extending north...
Karoo Road Trip: 10 Best Places to Stop on South Africa’s Greatest Self Drive
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Karoo Road Trip: 10 Best Places to Stop on South Africa’s Greatest Self Drive

A Karoo road trip is one of the best ways to travel the vast expanse that is the Karoo. Divided into two distinct parts, a Karoo road trip can explore either the Klein Karoo (a 300 km strip of mountainous, semi-desert between Worcester and George), or the G...
13 Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
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13 Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park That Will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

Secrets of the Camdeboo National Park ~ Tired of sifting through blogs that promise secret places around South Africa and then fail to deliver the goods? That's why we're writing this series on national parks around the country (you may have already read the o...
20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Eastern Cape
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20 Best Secret Scenic Spots in Eastern Cape

For those #travellers after photo moments worth sharing on Instagram and other social media, look no further than these #highlights of the Eastern Cape. We've put together a list of beautiful spaces, extraordinary spots, and remote places to share with the ...
The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa
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The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa

South Africa's history is not all that old. The buildings don't date back hundreds and hundreds of years, as they do in Europe, but (and it's a BIG but) South Africa has its own unique architectural styles, much of it evident in little towns across the country...
6 Off The Beaten Track Towns In The Eastern Cape
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6 Off The Beaten Track Towns In The Eastern Cape

South Africa is one of the best holiday destinations in Africa enjoying an ever-increasing number of tourists every year, who head to the glamorous coastal cities of Cape Town and Durban, and the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg. Away from these cities Sou...
10 of the Karoo’s most historically iconic towns
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10 of the Karoo’s most historically iconic towns

The Karoo conjures up a vista of wide open spaces, dusty back roads, historical churches and the endless overhead dome of the sky. It is South Africa's heart, occupying huge tracts of the country's inner, and more arid, land; often described as unforgiving. ...
Cape Dutch architecture – 8 best spots to Gawp at Gables
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Cape Dutch architecture – 8 best spots to Gawp at Gables

Think Cape Dutch architecture and one immediately calls to mind the style's most distinctive feature: the central gable. But gables are not anything new, you might argue, what's the big deal? – European architecture is full of examples. But at the Cape, gables...
10 reasons to head to the Karoo Heartland
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10 reasons to head to the Karoo Heartland

The Karoo Heartland lies at the heart of South Africa. Threatened with imminent fracking, this beautiful, water-strapped and desolate area is a series of mountains, vast plains, star studded skies, farmland, idiosyncratic little dorps reminiscent of yesteryear...
5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet
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5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet

Graaff Reinet is a historical town in the Karoo Heartland of South Africa. This area is known for its spectacular countryside that is ideal for farming. And, although this town enjoys a politically historical value, it is also the site of fascinating fossils a...
I Love Graaff Reinet Because …
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I Love Graaff Reinet Because …

Hi, I’m Imelda from Beau & I in Graaff Reinet in the Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Graaff Reinet IS BEST KNOWN FOR its restored Cape Dutch buildings and Cape Malay flat roof houses in it’s serene Karoo tranquility. GET YOUR PICTURE TAK...
Graaff-Reinet’s Obesa Nursery – Walk the Cacti Labyrinth
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Graaff-Reinet’s Obesa Nursery – Walk the Cacti Labyrinth

You either get it, or you don't. With the Obesa Cactus Nursery. Although describing it as a 'nursery' hardly does the experience justice. For a visit here, if you allow it, is far more of an experience than it is a simple trip to the nursery to pick up a cactu...
5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet
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5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet

5 great things to do when in Graaff-Reinet: Stop your car on the outskirts of town on the Camdeboo Mountain Drive and below you will lie the circular shape of Graaff-Reinet, held within a generous bend of the Sundays River closest to you, and the mountains of ...
Graaff-Reinet, Gem of the Karoo
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Graaff-Reinet, Gem of the Karoo

Stargazing, like whisky, is an acquired taste. It takes patience, an appreciation of subtle nuances and enough time to fully become involved in either activity. Stargazing while drinking whisky? Well, that might just be the path to travel enlightenment. Gra...
Picadillis in Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland
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Picadillis in Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland

I recently bought the sweetest little scarf.  My brother and I were en route to Ficksburg from Graaff-Reinet and stopped in Middelburg for a) Karoo biltong and b) petrol (in that order of importance). To be honest, Middelburg is not much to look at but our ...