Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
13 Feb 2021
12:00 pm

A rainbow for a nation: Karoo a paradise that gives the soul hope

Brendan Seery

The Karoo has been through repeated cycles of drought, but the cycle of life continues.

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I was 16 when I first drove through the Karoo. The abiding memory of that trip was how sundry "polisiemanne" were peeved that I could be piloting a car through their backyard even though I was two years too young to have a SA licence. Sadly, for them, my Rhodesian licence was valid. I also remember the "miles and miles of bugger-all" feeling which hit me harder than any time previously when we had done the long journey by train. Perhaps that was helped by the lack of aircon in my mother's Datsun 1200 and the summer heat, which made...