Architecture – Real culture
Scattered throughout the Northern Cape province you’ll find the roughly hewn Corbelled houses that where built by the trekboere (roaming farmers or pioneers). These stock farmers migrated from the south into the Karoo in the early 1800’s, to discover that trees where sparse and rocks aplenty. Consequently, they set about building shelter with the available raw materials.
Take time out to explore the little towns of the Karoo and you will discover a unique style of architecture. There is a clear European influence in the architecture of these small towns, with many of the typical Karoo houses being very simplified versions of the popular Regency, Late Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian styles of the time.