K’s Karoo photo selected for UK website:- www.karoodesign.com

K’s Karoo photo selected for UK website:- www.karoodesign.com


Karoo Design, one of the best design and branding agencies in the UK, selected one of Kathy’s photos to include in their revamped website. It’s the photograph taken from a national road through the Karoo, blue mountains and beautiful space surrounding. A few more photographs are waiting in the wings for the next shuffle of photographs on their website.

Karoo Design, in their own words: “We’re an independent design and branding agency with offices in London and Southampton. In today’s fast changing world, smart-thinking innovative design adds value and competitive advantage. We deliver specialist graphic design, branding and advertising services to help our clients stand out from the crowd and achieve their goals. But don’t just take our word for it – see what our clients say.”

© 2015 Karoo Design Ltd
Registered in England & Wales No. 5040562
Registered address: 2 Venture Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7NP, United Kingdom
Karoo photography: © H Van Blommestein © Ryno Ferreira © Kath Rath

Kathy’s first international recognition was in 2013 when many of her photos were included in the first South African Travel App called: ” South Africa Travel the Rainbow Nation,” created and published by Charlene Smith, internationally recognized journalist and writer. Here’s the link to that story:- http://dempseys.co.za/charlene-smiths-app-south-africa-travelthe-rainbow-nation/



Locally, in 2015, Kathy’s photo was included in this great book:- “Absolutely Awesome South Africa”. Here’s the link to that story:- http://dempseys.co.za/proud-contributor-to-absolutely-awesome-south-africa-publication/


Proudly South African contributor.

Rainbow Travel App judged one of Top 5 for 2013.

Rainbow Travel App judged one of Top 5 for 2013.

“South Africa Travel: The Rainbow Nation App” was judged one of the top five travel smartphone Apps of 2013 in the MTN Smartphone Application.

How exciting is that? So proud to have many of my photographs included in the App:) Thank you Charlene!

“South Africa Travel: The Rainbow Nation App” was the first IOS & Google Play app on South Africa and tourism to South Africa. The concept and work (ongoing) of South African writer and communications consultant, Charlene Smith, the process was aided by photographs from SA Tourism and a major purchase, and co-branding of the app by Brand South Africa. It includes more than 20,000 pics, around 75,000 links, more than 3,000 videos, more than 500 towns, cities & villages .  The app inlcudes information for business travelers, tourists, families and those with special interests e.g. extreme sports, special sporting events e.g. Comrades Marathon, culture – from book fairs, best books, to theater, art, etc. Food ranging from biltong to the winelands and restaurants. Every entry has at least 10 photographs, where to book, how much, at least one video, at least three to six additional links, website, address connected to Google maps. Although I now live in the United States I maintain close ties to my home country and persistently look for ways to positively profile it.  The author of 15 books including four on Mandela (I am an authorized biographer), I travel to South Africa at least once a year to keep my information fresh, and have a network of friends in the business, tourism, and journalism professions who ensure the app is up to date.  It has consistent 5-star ratings, although 3 months ago the distributor (SutroMedia in San Francisco) developed a bug in their systems (they were hacked) and all apps had to be resubmitted, which meant we all lost our ratings and are now in the slow process of regaining them from new users.


Above info directly taken from :  http://www.appoftheyear.co.za/app-gallery/app/174/#.UhN4Ynb8I2o

And here’s our posting for you to once more peruse – on Charlene and her App.




charlene smith

Charlene Smith










Charlene Smith’s App: South Africa Travel:The Rainbow Nation.

Charlene Smith’s App: South Africa Travel:The Rainbow Nation.

A ‘MUST BUY’ for all travellers to South Africa.

Packed with information and fantastic photos of this beautiful land.

Each entry has 10 or more photographs. How to get close to a lion, a Great White shark or elephant and stay alive. Great extreme sports. Multiple entries on business, business organizations, business schools, etc. Information on mining, the film and ad industries, agriculture, rail, telecommunications, air travel, etc. Dinosaurs to early man, Africanist heroes to museums. Plentiful information on sports including extreme sports. Best places to stay and dine at for the romantic, the backpacker, the family, or the business traveller. Lots of quirky, fun information you’ll get nowhere else …

Charlene Smith is a multi-award winning writer. Author of 15 books, she has written two authorized biographies on Nelson Mandela. She also helped make four television documentaries on Nelson Mandela, two for Canadian Broadcasting, and one of which won awards. South African-born, she has travelled the world. As a journalist she reported on conflict in southern Africa, south-east Asia and Latin America. She also lived and worked (as a journalist) in Japan and Argentina before settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charlene has written travel articles for books and newspapers including Lonely Planet, Independent newspapers and others. She has worked in television for CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NHK and more. The first woman, and youngest-ever, manager of SAfm, the largest English radio station in South Africa, she was also an assistant editor of South Africa’s four biggest business publications.

In short… a woman of note!

Just buy it!     “South Africa Travel: The Rainbow Nation”

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