So Boshoff and his co-founders, cosmopolitan intellectuals who'd been stout Afrikaner nationalists for most of the apartheid era, retreated to the Great Karoo to conceive of a new town in which Afrikaners would learn to "do all their own labor.
In Orania, old-fashioned pioneer dress--the Afrikaners ceased being Dutch and became their own people during a trek through the Great Karoo in wagons in the nineteenth century--is worn and celebrated in many seasonal festivals.
The Great Karoo
is an important book for its assessment of history and its graphic recreation of the past.
To the Editor: I recently retired from active practice as a private gynaecologist, moving to the rural heart of the Great Karoo
, where I still run a small 'office gynaecology' practice.
The train then moves into the heartland of the Great Karoo
, descending through beautiful valleys and mountains towards Cape Town.
Two programmes in the series were made about the music of the people of the Great Karoo
, the semi-desert plains that span half of South Africa.
Encompassing the forests of Tsitsikamma, the spectacular semi-desert of the Great Karoo
and the aptly named Wild Coast - where the waves of the Indian Ocean ride in like suicidal cavalry - the Eastern Cape is a world in itself.
The title of Etienne van Heerden's extraordinary novel means "kikuyu" and refers to the field of tough but sweet-smelling grass at the center of a vacation farm near Cradock and Buffelskop, on the fringes of the South African Great Karoo