There’s more to Bray than horse racing
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.
AWAY THEY GO
Horses take off in the Bray July