Day 2: 27 December 2019: Goegap to Kgalagadi Lodge
Sad to leave this stunning Nature Reserve and dream chalet, but excited to get to the red dunes of the Kgalagadi we left knowing that this would become a regular stop for us in the future.
Another must do stop is at DIE PIENK PADSTAL near Kakamas – just quirky enough to warrant a quick look around.
What would the N14 be if it was not to stop for sociable weaver nests and a close look for pygmy falcons.
Nearing Upington there’s a blinding light drawing us steadily closer, almost UFO like, so much to our relief we snapped photos of the sign board as we whizzed past that said it was a Solar Photovoltaic project. Last of the shopping and any decent internet connectivity was in Upington and then we were on our way up, past the cute little town of Askham.
KGALAGADI LODGE set amongst the beautiful red dunes – another awesome choice confirmed! Yes, it’s right at the gate but our first night in the park was at Nossop which is an extremely long drive to make in one day so we needed to enter the park first thing in the morning.
We had booked a caravan site at the lodge which was perfect – beautiful views, own private ablution block which was huge and spacious and had a little kitchen area in front, with a nice brick paved and covered patio at the braai area.
Most unusual was sharing our space with the resident emu’s, wildebeest, kudu’s and zebras. Fabulous pool to cool off in alongside their restaurant and very well stocked shop.
Only problem encountered was the sudden loss of water in the middle of my shower!!! Fortunately, we had lots of water bottles with us so not too much of a train smash using 5 litres of cold water to rinse off. Anyhow, the management went racing around to try fix the problem….. closely followed by their wildebeest.