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South Africa's little-known deserts and wildernesses

South Africa's little-known deserts and wildernesses

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.


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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.