16 November 2014

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - an amazing wilderness

Suzie and I have just fulfilled a lifelong dream to visit the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. 

Nothing can prepare one for the experience of the place. It is a harsh and unforgiving part of the country, with little water a baking sun, strong winds and sand storms. But there is a sureal beauty to the place, with the red sand dunes and the dry river beds - the Aoub River apparently only flows every eleven years, and the Nossob River every fifty years.

Yet in spite of its harshness many animals thrive here. 

This gemsbok is walking along the Aoub River against the backdrop of one of the many red dunes.


Judy said...

I love this image!!!
Why would the rivers have such a precise timetable? Why 11 years, rather than 10 or 13?

Jonker Fourie said...

I am so jealous. Would love to visit one day. Stunning photo

Max-e said...

Judy the flow of the river has been determined from historical data, from which the averages have been calculated.