Witsand Nature Reserve, Kalahari, South Africa...what a great South African Safari destination!
disturbed this Secretary Bird on our way to Witsand.
He was settling in for the night on a communal weavers nest on top of a telephone pole along the roadside but promptly stood up to take off the moment the car stopped.
|The entrance to Witsand Nature Reserve.|
Wagon graces the yard at the reception.
These wagons were the main means of transport of the Voortrekkers and other early pioneers in South Africa.
|The White Sand from which the reserve's name is derived. The normal colour of sand in the Kalahari is red.|
|Looks like a day at the beach doesn't it?|
can explore the dunes along the campsite on foot.
This is a great way to enjoy the park.
campsites at Witsand all have power points and are set among the trees
There are taps close to the stands and each site has a stone braai and grid. (Barbeque)
The ablution block and other amenities are of a very high standard.
|One of the regular visitors at the campsite. This Duiker is quite tame ...|
|...and popped in every now and then to see if there is not a snack on offer!|
|Quite happy to eat out of your hand.|
|Also in the campsite, a Ground Squirrel came around to look us over.|
dunes are also popular for sand gliding. You can rent boards at Witsand
to enjoy this activity.
dunes are the main attraction of this nature reserve.
view over Witsand Nature Reserve.
There are a few roads that you can take to viewpoints in the reserve where you can park and then explore on foot.
|I enjoyed visiting the bird hide at Witsand where you can really get close to the birdlife...|
|...such as this Red-eyed Bulbul Red Billed Quelea|
|Bath Time! The bird hide overlooks this small pool which is very popular with our feathered friends.|
Mousebirds enjoying the late afternoon sun.
|A Crested Barbet hopping around the branches of a tree adjacent to our campsite looking for something to eat.|
at the bird hide...a pair of Bulbuls having a drink.
|Witsand is a great place to get away from it all. Even though it is remote the facilities are top notch and even luxurious.|
|Pack a pair of comfortable shoes or hiking boots to explore the dunes on foot.|
|Another view of the white dunes in the distance|
a communal nest just about covering the whole tree. Just some of the
memories we take away from Witsand Nature Reserve.
last night at Witsand and what better way than to end our stay around a
Highly reccomended. I would love to return here any time ...
I hope you have enjoyed the pictures in this gallery. The contact details of Witsand are:
Tel: +27 (0)53 313 1061
Fax: +27 (0)53 313 1062
Mobile: +27 (0)83 234 7573