Hunters of the dunes….-Come with me, hold tight my hand,
Whilst I show you my beloved land,
Africa’s blood washes through my veins,
From Bushveld glades to savanna plains.
Have you ever heard the lion roar…. - Alf HutchisonWhat a special
Wild Honey…....fresh from the stings of killer bees
her notable resilience
like a spring tulip
for she is a survivor….
~ Honey Badger – Vanessa DunnWe all know the saying ¨Africa is not for sissies¨. The Kalahari is a perfect example of this, as
¨I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to
be¨ - Douglas Adams
A Journey full of surprises, love and ambition was led the past two weeks at Deception Valley
PLACE IN AFRICA…..This is the place of struggle
Of desert plains and thorn trees
Where pathways end and hunters track game
Of horizons and frontiers
Where journeys start and sunsets bleed red
~ Wayne Visser – I know a place in AfricaAfrica, Botswana, to be
¨Fall, leaf, fall;
die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree…..
- Emily Bronte ¨With Autumn full on us, and Winter approaching ever so rapidly, the atmosphere at Deception Valley Lodge will wrap you
Xi and his San tribe of Ju'/Hoansi bushmen are living happily in the Kalahari Desert. One day, a glass Coca-Cola bottle is carelessly thrown out of an airplane and falls to Earth unbroken. Initially, Xi's people assume this strange artifact is a "present"
The Kalahari refuses to acknowledge that May is the beginning of the winter. Temperatures dip to 5 degrees Celsius at sunrise but by noon the birds and game flock to waterholes to refresh themselves in the afternoon heat close to
The allegorical story of Xi, a member of a San Bushmen tribe in the Central Kalahari, who received the unexpected gift of a glass Coca Cola bottle dropped from the sky, still enchants audiences over the world, Xi's tribe lived