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A few posts back, I wrote about my Karoo road trip for Getaway Magazine which I illustrated with behind the scene shots taken with my iPhone.  The story has just reached the shelves in the latest Getaway and so I can post some of the images they used including some others.

In August last year I went to the Hantam Vleisfees, an annual event that is uniquely South African and celebrates everything lamb, literally from head to tail. This visit revealed a greater story, one that required a second visit and time spent with a few of the key players in farming and producing Karoo lamb and of course the sheep themselves.

The warmth of the people, the amazing open spaces and the passion for good lamb recipes should be incentive enough but for photography it is inspiring.

















This post was originally published on Russel Smith’s photography blog. Read it here. Find the full story on Karoo lamb in the latest issue of Getaway Magazine, on shelves now.

If these photos got you in the mood for lamb, try one of these delicious lamb recipes:

Slow-cooked Karoo lamb shank

Karoo lamb bobotie

Rack of lamb

Lamb meatballs in tomato and red wine sauce





Check out the full story in our August issue, on shelves now!

Find affordable accommodation in the Karoo


2 Responses to “Karoo lamb: a series of photos”

  1. Barbara Foot

    Absolutely stunning! I can smell the veld!
    Really love the shot of the windmill.

  2. Amanda

    It is a shame that the wild life are being destroyed (Jackals) for the sake of lamb chops! I notice all the skins hanging in a outside buildings on one of the farms. Like the Wild Dogs, in years to come we will have sheep and stuffed Jackals to show.


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