The Kgala­gadi stole our hearts

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My wife Su­san and I love the Kruger, but we were scep­ti­cal about the Kgala­gadi – what could be won­der­ful about a semi-desert and red sand dunes? De­spite our mis­giv­ings, we re­cently de­cided to hit the cor­ru­gated gravel road and see what all the fuss was about. We spent two weeks in the park and it stole our hearts. We didn’t want to leave! The vast land­scapes, the sun ris­ing over plains of spring­bok, orange sun­sets over the dunes, green camel thorn trees in dry riverbeds… This photo was taken on the road be­tween Nos­sob and Union’s End – we saw four lions that day – two at the Union’s End wa­ter­hole and two at the Kwang wa­ter­hole. One of the lions was en­joy­ing a “fin­ger­lickin’ good” Kgala­gadi spring­bok. We can’t wait to go back. HANSIE VAN RENS­BURG, Langk­loof

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