Not far from Graaff-Reinet is a lovely old Karoo farmhouse built around the time of the Anglo-Boer War, which now doubles as a self-catering cottage. So here we are, perched on a hill with an uninterrupted view of hills and bush, not a single sign of civilisation anywhere – unless you count the sound of distant sheep complaining.
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