Something very different today: South Africa's deserts and wildernesses are not the first thing that people think about when they visit here.
However, our deserts are perhaps the most beguiling and intriguing of locations, precisely because they appear empty at first sight but in fact have a myriad of complex eco systems within them. Add to that the people of the deserts, particularly the Khomani San, and you have another world to discover.
It's not easy to get to the deserts in South Africa and additionally, accommodation choices are normally either very basic or ultra luxurious which puts many people off.
We particularly like the offering of !Xaus Lodge in the Kgaligadi, which is a community owned lodge managed in a public/private partnership by Transfrontier Parks Destinations (a Fair Trade in Tourism accredited company).
Here's a video to introduce the place to you: more tomorrow on why and when to visit.