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Take time out to explore the little towns of the Karoo and you will discover a unique style of architecture. Most of the original town dwellings are simple structures with a prominent covered verandah as protection against the harsh sun. The more elaborate homes have traces of Victorian style, but still maintain a Karoo-like integrity.

The usual windpump in the back garden also adds a typical Karoo-like authenticity to the buildings. In the countryside you may come across the ingenoius corbelled houses built by the Voortrekkers. As they were constantly on the move they had to make use of natural resources, so they built these ingenious structures completely from available stone - includung the roof. Not only were the materials free, the buildings had the perfect thermal properties to gaud against the hot climate.

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