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"The New Amidst the Old"

Building in the Klein Karoo: Some Thoughts About New Architecture

in the Historically Sensitive Areas of the Klein Karoo


Compiled by Hans Fransen


Published by the

Simon van der Stel Foundation (Heritage S.A.) (Southern Cape Branch)

Oudtshoorn 2006


The New Amidst the OldThe New Amidst the Old


View and download the following pages as individual pdf documents 


Part 1 Index and pages 1 - 7                 Part 2 pages 8 - 16                  Part 3 pages 17 - 25                


Part 4 pages 26 - 35          Part 5 pages 36 - 40 and back page



Karoo Architectural Network

Additional Information on the Preservation of Heritage Homes in the Karoo


The Nama Karoo Foundation produced a booklet:

“Restoring and Caring for Karoo Homes”

which you can download here.


An example of a Karoo home in De Rust