Karen van Rooyen Digital editor

Karen van Rooyen is the digital editor at HeraldLIVE, the online platform of The Herald and Weekend Post. A Standard Bank Sikuvile Award winner, she previously worked for the SABC in Port Elizabeth and the Sunday Times in Cape Town and Johannesburg before returning home to Port Elizabeth as night news editor at The Herald.

Conquering the Knysna Forest

Weeken Post

It was on a chilly Sunday morning in September that I finally conquered the beautiful Knysna Forest.

Beautiful baking book inspired by author’s travels

Weeken Post

Described as "the only baker's book you'll need to satisfy a sweet tooth" the book, by self-taught baker Faaiza Omar, ...

How to check on what’s real and what’s fake


The rapid advancement of social media has fed the proliferation of fake news over the years.

Return of the Knysna loerie to the Featherbed Nature Reserve

Weeken Post

It was the same fire that destroyed the Featherbed Nature Reserve in June 2017 that allowed the team at the reserve to ...

Cheap massage from stripper Suzy

Weeken Post

Suzy the Stripper and her partner Jack the Ripper, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson are some of the star ...

Five Shy Meerkats one for bucket list

Weeken Post

Founded by Devey Glinister, Five Shy Meerkats offers daily meerkat-watching tours.

Embracing Karoo’s glory and enriching the soul

Weeken Post

Under a starry night with prowling eyes and atop a seriously steep hill, one meets nature’s best – set in luxury.

MKRSA mom and daughter launch cooking getaways on their Karoo farm


Spending time in the Karoo, covering stories that took me to sheep and angora goat farms, instilled in me a love for ...