Entries by karooridge

South Africa has had many claims to fame recently. We have the world cup winning rugby team, we have Zozibini Tunzi, we have no electricity most of the time and we have an indigenous wonder plant called Spekboom. Directly translating to bacon bush, Spekboom entered the limelight for its ability to sequester carbon. This species […]

Karoo Art

It is not often I am blown away by a painting but on first glance of this beautiful landscape of rain in the Karoo it took my breath away. It completely captured this rare occurrence so well that I just couldn’t stop looking at it and the detail was just incredible. This painting now hangs […]

Outliers Coffee

It was their passion for all flora and fauna that caught our eye, so we delved a little further into Outliers Coffee Roasters. A family owned and run business, Outliers coffee distributes locally as well as internationally. From bean to brew, much passion and love goes into each step of the process. Providing both single […]

Spa Cosmetic Workshop

Community involvement and upliftment is paramount to conservation success. Today Karoo Ridge Conservancy held a spa cosmetic workshop with the women of the community. Natural herbs were harvested from the environment to add to the products and each was made with love by the four ladies below. We thank Catwalk Cosmetics for their donation of […]

Andre Wenham Nature Conservation Bursary 2019

The 2019 Andre Wenham Nature Conservation Bursary was awarded to Jacobus van der Linden. Jacobus has volunteered at the Cape Leopard Trust, Bracken Nature Reserve, BirdlifeSA, SA Plastics and the Garden Route National Park over the past couple of years. He has been interested in Nature Conservation from a young age and has a particular […]

Supporting small Businesses

This is Ivan. He lives on the edge of the rubbish dump just outside Middelburg. He spends his days using rubbish to fuel his fires and scraping clay to make bricks. We asked him if he would like to be our brick supplier for our new lodge project. He accepted. Yesterday he had 8 000 […]

The Power of Six

The six shareholders of Karoo Ridge Conservancy met recently to review our original vision for KRC. When we purchased the property in 2014 we knew that transforming a tired sheep farm in the drought-ridden Karoo region of the Eastern Cape, into a model for nature conservation was never going to be easy. Five years on, […]

The History of Medicinal Herbs : Ashleigh McDonald

Every year, the Botanical Society of South Africa sponsors Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students on a camp. In return, students need to search through the Botanical Society’s quarterly journal, the Veld and Flora, and present an article to a group of like-minded people, in their third year. The botanical society are a non-profit, […]