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    I have uploaded a trip report in the form of a photo story for our recent visit to the Kaa wilderness and southward areas. It is in the form of a photo-book, which is 6 Mb in size and can be download here. The download will take approximately 30 seconds over a 4 Mb/s connection.

    The trip took us from Pretoria over the Skilpadhek border post to the other side of Kang where we slept the first night at Kalahari Rest. Driving the short distance back to Kang, we filled up and drove southwards to Hukuntsi and Zutshwa. That is where one leaves the beaten track, and literally it becomes a two spoor track and a very corrugated one, through the Qhaa conservancy to the Kaa gate, the northernmost entrance to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. From there it is another 70 km to Swartpan, where we stayed for three nights. We then moved to Thupapedi Pan, after which we drove down the Kannaguass trail to Polentswa. En route we encountered some beautiful lions that just finished a feast judging from the bloodied faces and laziness. At this point we have not seen any vehicles or people for a full four days. What solitary bliss! From Polentswa we drove down the length of the Nossob river in the Kalahari Gemsbokpark to Twee Rivieren, taking a look at the Rooiputs lodge. We speculate about the Kij Kij waterhole and the Lost City of the Kalahari. The next day we were driving up the Auob river, seeing many patterns in the grass in the early morning and stopping at a restored ruin on the "kalkrand". We refer to the history of these ruins. We drove further, following the dune road to Kij Kij and back to Twee Rivieren down the Nossob where we left the park. Over Upington - yes the long road - to Red Sands Lodge near Kuruman and back home to Pretoria. I hope the photo stories provide some information for those that are still planning to go this way and some nostalgia for those that have been there.
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    Thanks Anthon, a very enjoyable read accompanied by lovely images.

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    Great report thank you

    We will be hitting those corrugations in a weeks time
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    Wonderful report , cheers for sharing

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    Thank you for sharing Anthon. Lots of usefull info and beautiful photos!
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    Great thanks for this wonderful report.
    One can almost feel the emotions from your descriptions.
    Well done.
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    Thank you Anthon for this nice & beautiful trip report ! Very enjoyable

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    Lovely report Anthon - i can related to a lot of your report especially Swart Pan as we have also just returned from our trip.
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    Enjoyed that so much thank you

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    A great read! Thanks for compiling and sharing your report. That photo on the front page is something else!
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    Really beautiful landscape photos, Anthon. I loved reading your report. Thank you for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing Anthon.
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    I like.... Thanks for sharing beautiful photos Anthon
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    Great report , thank you.
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    Great report and very nice pictures! Thanks

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    Excellent report!

    Thanks for posting!

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    Thanks for sharing.
    Will be useful for a next trip.

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    Lovely, thank you for taking the time and trouble to post the report.

    It is actually some of the few photo's I have seen of the Swartpan and Thupapedi area which are both on my bucket list.
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    Danki, bja nuttig
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    Yes one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the world!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Pity you missed staying at Masetleng Pan not fat from Kaa gate - also exquisite.
    One will still see huge herds of Eland and Springbok on these pans - even on the roads. The largest we saw numbered some 4 000 Springbok!! Rolling thunder!!
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