40 Years of Kalahari visits. part 3.

by Lourens.

From Left Danie Antoinette mysel and Jannette.

From Left Danie Antoinette mysel and Jannette.

From Left Danie Antoinette mysel and Jannette.
This was our traveling mode before we started staying over in farm lodges.
Sunset at Mata Mata.
Do not disturb Iam having a bath.

After Jannette fell and broke her hip in 2011 it did not take long to plan our next trip which took place in March 2012. this time we decided to stay over in different lodges all around on the way. Our first overnight stay was in Vryburg at a B & B by the dubious name Mati Hari. The lady by this name has quite a history and this can be read on a website by the name Mata Hari.

We then stayed over at a Farm lodge by the name of Leeupan 20 Km. west of Vanzylsrust. We then traveled to a game farm lodge 160 Km. south of the park Loch Maree where we stayed over for two nights traveling to Klein Mier and back. To see and travel across a worked out saltpan by the name Koopansuid is a sight. You travel across this pan on your way to Namibia to the Rietfontein border post. We entered The Kgalagadi Park and our entire trip was a success. Had some good rains while up at Nossob and went as far as Unions end. If you have not been to Unions end you have not been to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park. The Nossob area for some distances is not good for game viewing because of the way the roads has been graded leaving embankments to the side that you cannot see over.Had some good lion and Cheetah sightings on this trip.

On our way back home we stayed over at a Guest farm field camp by the name Cullinan Guest farm near McCharthys rest.
Bath in rondavel in a Galvanised tub. Get hot water by stoking the good old fashioned donkey way. Returned to Benoni and slept over at Pigmy lodge Delareyville. Sat down to a meal of rump steak and chips.

Lourens ,Jannette and travel companions Danie and Antoinette Venter. (Pity we can only submit limited Photos.)

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May 10, 2014
New Ideas
by: Jen

Sounds like you guys (and ladies) had a great time, it is always nice hearing about other travellers and where they stay, gives us some new ideas as stopovers.

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