Here you can breathe!

go! Platteland - - PHOTO ESSAY -

Her­cules du Toit was a me­chanic in Nigel but had to leave, as he was al­ler­gic to some­thing in the air. His daugh­ter found out that Cal­itz­dorp is re­puted to have the clean­est air in the coun­try – be­cause the area abounds with spekboom (pork bush).

He in­her­ited his mother’s love of an­tiques and de­cided to open up a shop. “For the first time in my life­time I’m breath­ing clean air, and I haven’t needed med­i­ca­tion in years,” he says.

His pride and joy is his col­lec­tion of more than 3 000 Dinky Toys, and the Lin­nware and Kala­hari Ware pot­tery he col­lected with his late wife. His shop is full of beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture, but by the time we went past there, our trailer was full – and the kitty pretty empty. >

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