Although the facilities are fairly rustic, it’s a magical way to enjoy the nightlife of Kruger after the gates to the traditional camps are closed. But if the hippos are in fine grunting and honking mood, don’t expect to get much sleep. Or if the hyenas catch a whiff of your braai, or ...
Another reason, the guide explains, is because women might have married into another tribe and taken the secret of how to smelt iron with them – something that would have put a dent in their trade with the Portuguese and Venda to the north.
It’s a sobering thought.
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