I fell in love with the landscape and its wide open spaces. It was there, on an unmarked dirt road that I turned to my friend and told him that one day I would buy a piece of land here and be buried on it. He simply laughed and shook his head, for life in the Karoo is as beautiful as it is harsh. In 2018, I finally bought my farm in the Karoo, situated on a piece of the Great Escarpment, 60km North-East of Sutherland.
On his first visit, Bongani, an employee who had worked with me for so many years he had became a friend, was bewildered with my decision. He had never been south of the Vaal River before and after taking a walk on the farm he was worried. ” What will they eat ”, he said, ” if there is no grass?”