Matjiesfontein

My recent Karoo roadtrip included a night at the Lord Milner Hotel in the historic village of Matjiesfontein. To explain Matjiesfontein one must put it into the context of South African history as well as some geography to understand the region known as the Karoo. By the late 19th century the Cape Colony was in…

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Sutherland

I recently treated myself to a break from city crowds and traffic woes –the Karoo was an obvious choice. First stop Sutherland – mission accomplished in terms of traffic and crowds.  After a few hours on the national road I veered off on a lonely but well-tarred road for over 110 kms. This was pure…

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