Traversing through Kgalagadi's fossil rivers

Gemsboks and Springboks at a waterhole in Auob River PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Gemsboks and Springboks at a waterhole in Auob River PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

From a recent sojourn in the Kgalagadi desert, Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES grows fascinated with the dead rivers of the ‘place of great thirst’

I first met the Kgalagadi through an old Setswana saying: “O motelele jaaka tsela ya Kgalagadi”.  This has always made me curious about the length of the Kgalagadi roads. But I had long ticked off from my bucket list a road trip through the long lonely Kgalagadi roads. In my past travels in Kgalagadi, I had seen many picturesque sunsets on the Trans Kalahari Highway, watched amazing clouds forming and thunder strikes on the way. 

I had stood on that scenic long straight stretch of road near Omaweneno – a place they affectionately call Zero.

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