There’s more to Bray than horse rac­ing

CityPress - - Voices - Mpho Kub­heka Mahikeng, North West

Irefer to the ar­ti­cle “The Kala­hari Ex­press” by Poloko Tau (City Press, July 5 2015). An en­tire page is ded­i­cated to this story, yet it fails to pro­vide use­ful in­for­ma­tion for a prospec­tive Bray July at­tendee, in­clud­ing al­ter­na­tive routes one may use to get to Bray, the con­di­tion of the roads, the type and quan­tity of ac­com­mo­da­tion avail­able, the avail­abil­ity of bank­ing ser­vices, the du­ra­tion of the event and the pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties. In­cred­i­bly, one pic­ture oc­cu­pies half the en­tire page.

The drive to Bray takes one through a unique land­scape that grad­u­ally trans­forms as one ap­proaches the Kgala­gadi re­gion.

This part of North West boasts some of South Africa’s prime beef-pro­duc­ing re­gions and hunt­ing ar­eas.

Depend­ing on the choice of route taken, you might see such set­tle­ments as Ganyesa, Tosca, Disa­neng or Mak­go­b­is­tad.

Bray is a small, bor­der-post vil­lage – I hes­i­tate to call it a dor­pie.

Re­gret­tably, I only spent 24 hours in Bray. I was priv­i­leged to ex­pe­ri­ence the warmth and hos­pi­tal­ity of the peo­ple, and I was un­ex­pect­edly re­ju­ve­nated.

If you seek the breath­tak­ing beauty and di­ver­sity of South Africa’s land­scapes and her peo­ple on your trav­els, then you must visit Bray.

Cap­ture the mag­i­cal energy of the Kgala­gadi and your heart will smile.

PHOTO: LEON SADIKI

AWAY THEY GO

Horses take off in the Bray July

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