40 Years of Kalahari visits. part 2

by Lourens
(Benoni)

Blue wildebeest gathering for a drink.

Blue wildebeest gathering for a drink.

Blue wildebeest gathering for a drink.
Kori bustard taking off in fright.
Who's looking at who?!
White-tailed Mongoose.

As for photos of visits prior to 2010 I have none as I only have video materials. The visit of 2002 with other friends was at a time when the road from Molopo Lodge was not tarred and it took us 6 hours from the lodge to Twee Rivieren with a Gypsy 5 caravan on tow - a nightmare trip! But the visit was good - I always say to people that you have not visited the Kalahari unless you have traveled from Vanzylsrus via Askham. by the way at Askham the Diamond T Coffee shop serves the best hamburger in South Africa!


Our 2011 trip ended in a bit of a disaster when my wife Jannette fell while we where staying at Murray-field camp fracturing her left hip and ended up spending 10 days in the clinic in Upington. Myself and my co travelers Danie and Antoinette of course did visit Augrabies Falls and Witsand reserve during the time. During the 10 days we stayed in the Monati Caravan park 15 Km. out of Upington on the way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Will post some photos of our visit to Witsand next time around.

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May 10, 2014
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Thanks for the tip
by: Jenny

I hope Jannette has fully recovered from fracturing her hip, I know how long it takes to recover, not a nice thing to have happen to you when on holiday and so far away from home.

I think we will give the Diamond T coffee shop a try next time we are in the Kalahari, thanks for the tip.

May 10, 2014
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Thanks for the tip
by: Jenny

I hope Jannette has fully recovered from fracturing her hip, I know how long it takes to recover, not a nice thing to have happen to you when on holiday and so far away from home.

I think we will give the Diamond T coffee shop a try next time we are in the Kalahari, thanks for the tip.

Mar 27, 2014
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Nice trip report
by: Alan

The blue wildebeest photo looks like viertiende boorgat.

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