40 Years of Kalahari visits.

Since 1974 my wife and I had the privilege to visit the Kalahari 24 times and 3 times in the last 4 years with friends.

our first visit was during January 1974 with the Auob and Nossob rivers in full flood being caught up in the Nossob camp for 5 day unable to go anywhere.
We have camped in the Kuruman river before the days of fencing between farms and the river. Stayed over in Guest farms such as Ingedag near Hotazel, Leeupan near Vanzylsrust, Vischgat and Lochbroom near Askham as well as Murrey Field camp. We also stayed over at Lochmaree near the salt pans on the old road and Dunevalley dune cabin. Dunevalley is the place to experience the night sky at its best in the Kalahari. Will shortly submit our daily log by Antoinette of our recent trip. Lourens Erasmus and travel companions Danie and Antoinette Venter. The Kalahari is not just about the Kgalagadi transfrontier Park but its surrounding area and the people living there.

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Mar 26, 2014
Wonderful info
by: Jennifer

Thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information, we look forward to your updates.

Mar 24, 2014
Lucky to see those rivers in flood!
by: Pauline

And you must have seen a lot of changes in those 40 years!

Mar 24, 2014
Wow - 40 years of visiting my favorite park!
by: James

Would also be nice to see some photos of your various trips to the park.

Mar 24, 2014
Sounds good
by: Mario

I had no idea there were so many guest farms on the 'alternate route' to the Kgalagadi! Looking forward to your daily log.

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