Icons of the Karoo – Farm gate

After posting “Quintessential Karoo” of the people walking on the dirt road in the Karoo the other day I started thinking.  What do people associate with the Karoo?  I came up with the following. Big skies, dusty roads, wind mills (windpompe), flowering aloes, sheep and Angora goats, Karoo koppies, inspiring silence, beautiful sunsets, farm gates, Karoo bush and historic towns and landmarks.  The Karoo has so much to offer, you just need to know where to look and what to look for.

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  1. bumblebee

    You're getting it right… capturing the essence of the Karoo, a magnificent place

  2. Nat

    Ostriches too? Or maybe that's more Klein Karoo?Love the rich red earth and blue sky of this photo 🙂

  3. You are right, it does have a lot to offer and I have really been enjoying my time here.Thanks so much for all your comments but as you know I have been without internet for 3 weeks so am trying to catch up today before I go on to Mountain Zebra.I posted the name of that loctust for you. A fairy common one in this area.

  4. Firefly

    Ostriches are more Klein Karoo than proper Karoo

  5. Firefly

    Thanks for the locust info. I see them often but just didn't know what they were called.

  6. Firefly

    Truly a magnificent place. I agree