Lekkersing in the Richtersveld Community Conservancy certainly isn’t the prettiest village in the country. Many houses are broken and sad, just a few sheets of corrugated iron with more iron for shutters instead of windows. All around are rocks and stones, slate and shale. But it’s the people who make it well worth a visit.
If you’re ever in the Richtersveld and you get a chance to dance the Namastap (the traditional dance of the Nama people), you’re in for a treat.
When last did you have good food on a local airline? Perhaps my memory is nudging into Alzheimer territory, but I honestly can’t remember that far back. What I do know is that last week on SAA’s el-cheapo Mango airline I had the worst meal ever.
Just over a week ago we were driving along the lower dune road, between Kij Kij and Auchterlonie, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Apart from scanning the skies for eagles and the dunes for game, we were also checking the road for fresh spoor and any suspicious large black patch that might hint that a firehad taken place there.
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