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Land Focus: Only a masochist would want to be a farmer

01 June 2015


Nicki’s father, Frans, walks with her son Tolga to feed the horses on Riverlea Farm in the Outeniqua Mountains. Picture: JACQUI SPEERS

Nicki’s father, Frans, walks with her son Tolga to feed the horses on Riverlea Farm in the Outeniqua Mountains. Picture: JACQUI SPEERS

By Nicki Güles

Farming is one of the most expensive addictions on Earth. More costly, I’d wager, than gambling or crystal meth. And for those who suffer from terraphilia – an intrinsic affection for and connection to the earth – there is no rehab.

My parents are thus afflicted. They live on a farm in the southern Cape, just off the Outeniqua Pass between George and Oudtshoorn. They bought it 15 years ago and planted their pear orchards. Surrounded by some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world, it takes away the breath of all visitors – except mine.

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