Witsand Nature Reserve 4.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review 0 Visitor Photos + Postmasburg 8420, South Africa 27 83 234 7573 Witsand Nature Reserve email@example.com Witsand Nature Reserve Amenities: Air Conditioning, Conference Center, Conference Room, Kitchenette, Wheelchair Access Price: Reserve Now
Sitting amid a network of gravel roads, some 80km from the nearest town – and the nearest petrol station –...
Sitting amid a network of gravel roads, some 80km from the nearest town – and the nearest petrol station – Witsand is a park that appeals to the offbeat traveller. It’s not a place to come for big game. You’ll likely spot springbok, gemsbok and other antelope, but a trip to Witsand is more about the scenery than the inhabitants. The park is best known for its white sand dunes, which contrast with the russet palette of the surrounding Kalahari sands. If you’re lucky, you might even hear the dunes singing – a weird phenomenon that occurs when the wind is right and the sand is hot and dry.
There’s still plenty to do if you’re unlucky with the so-called ‘roaring dunes’ though – you can sandboard down them for a start. The park office also offers bike hire and can furnish you with a map detailing short walks to help you explore the reserve further.
For most though, it’s a place to come for some R&R way, way off the beaten track. Accommodation covers every budget – if you’re travelling on a shoestring you can pitch a tent and cook over coals or in the communal kitchen. Those who aren’t happy under canvas have the option of tiny cabins featuring little more than a bed, a desk and a plug socket – bathrooms are shared and there’s a kitchen for all to use. If you prefer a bit of comfort with your down time, there are thatched chalets offering a little more luxury – air conditioning, private patios and each with three separate bedrooms. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll find a swimming pool close to your accommodation – a very welcome sight if you’re hiking, biking or rolling around in sand dunes in this scorched part of the country.
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