The word is out that the Karoo is going to be the post-Coronavirus Viral-Free tourism hotspot in South Africa. How great will that be for the Karoo. We have developed 3 stunning Cycle Routes on the farm. Of course could receive no cyclists during the Lockdown period, but hoping leisure and recreational travel is allowed in […]
Lemons, as we all know, can be put to a myriad of uses; here are a few treats we’ve been busy with on the farm this winter. Just to say that stirring away for hours in a double boiler on the Aga stove is really a very therapeutic and enjoyable way to spend time making […]
So happy about our latest step forward in Plakkers Kamp. Have found a wonderful young woman Lilone, living in the area, who has undertaken to facilitate with distribution of food parcels and manage the “soup kitchen”.
I had no idea that Coronavirus Lockdown would take us into a mobile feeding scheme on the edge of our nearest town Richmond.
Scenic challenging gravel road cycling on a 12 000 hectare Karoo farm where 20 8 – 14 guests (sharing). More than 200km scenic gravel roads on a 15 000 hectare Karoo farm where 2000 head of antelope roam. Will be a great challenge for elite cyclists, serious degree of technical skill required at times. Based at BloemhofKaroo, a […]
5 NIGHT CYCLING BREAKAWAY ON A KAROO FARM NEAR RICHMOND, NORTHERN CAPE Karooscapes is ideal for 8 – 14 guests (sharing). The private reserve covers 15 000 hectares where more than 2000 head of antelope roam. There are around 200 km of gravel roads; suitable for elite cyclists, some very rocky steep terrain, which will be challenging and require technical skill. Also […]
EXCERPTS FROM MANNA IN THE DESERT: I absolutely love the writings from Alfred de Jager Jackson’s book, MANNA IN THE DESERT, originally published in 1920. Their farm in the Karoo “where you find rest for the body and comfort for the troubled soul” had been in their family for generations. Alfred’s insights, descriptions and tales […]
These simple and delicious morsels are a favourite on the farm! Wonderful as a starter, light meal served with a green salad. We often cut the Tarts into 4 as a delicious evening snack.
CHAPTER III THE SPRINGBOK MIGRATIONS “The countless springboks are my flock Spread o’er the unbounded plain.” -Thomas Pringle THOSE vast springbok migrations which devastated the karoo districts of South Africa almost up to the end of last century must have formed the most dramatic
Reviews of Bloemhofkaroo: “Thank you for spoiling us and making our road trip so memorable” Judy R “Incredible house full of Afrikaner literature, treasures and memorabilia that take you back to the grace of living in this wonderful and vast landscape called the Karoo. Don’t miss this little gem if you are driving through the […]