At the end of September 2016 we packed up and headed for the Richtersveld which is situated in the north west corner of South Africa bordering Namibia. This is a vast and incredible desert land proudly boasting some of the most diverse landscapes one can ever hope to see. In stark contrast to the red and pastel terra-cotta sands out of nowhere looms the great Orange River forming the border with Namibia, the lifeblood in this dry and thirsty land.
|Diamonds are mined extensively along the Orange River where you see the symbol for work tools. Diggings are obvious and on a large scale with Restricted Area signs preventing entry.|
|Our first sighting of the Orange River in the distance was marked by the thick green trees. Our first sleepover was at Pootjiespram Camp Site in those trees where we were greeted by a bunch of naughty monkeys.|
|Setting up camp at De Hoop but instead of doing so at the official camp site we chose a secluded grassed river bank a fair distance from other campers to enjoy the quiet and beauty only this area can offer.|
|Getting ready for the evening braai|
Looking in the opposite direction
Merle. Canon 5D Mk 111. Canon 100-400mm L. Canon 24-105mm L. Canon 17-40mm L.