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Meet the Cloetes: 21st century nomads

Giant Baobab, near Leydsdorp in Limpopo
Giant Baobab, near Leydsdorp in Limpopo

The Cloete family have turned adventure into a lifestyle. Two years ago Pieter, Rut and their children, Declan and Charma, left their home in Pretoria to embrace a more nomadic lifestyle. Why work from home when you can work from anywhere in the country? 

Rut: Charma (8) is our little girl. Some of her favourite activities include swimming in the sea and discovering treats in the padkos basket. Our son Declan (12) is the comedian and always keeps us entertained. He doesn’t shy away from starting conversations with strangers – we owe most of the friendships we’ve made on the road to him. Pieter and I share the duty of adding structure to our “free” lifestyle. He inspires us to try new things. I’m the organiser who loves to tick items off the list. Together we’re the Cloetes!

Pieter: In November 2017, our neighbour in Pretoria told us about one of his retired clients who was planning to tour South Africa in a bakkie and caravan.

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