A derelict Karoo home from the 1800s brought back to life

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Photographs Greg Cox

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When Elche Robinson throws open her beautiful old front door on a quiet dirt road in NieuBethesda, it’s clear why the original owner named the house ‘Paradijs’ (paradise) back in 1876. You can see all the way through from the front door to the lovely veranda and into the vast garden with its damson plum orchard and the striking Karoo landscape beyond.

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