googleb0e82318ca6b26ee.html

THE CHALLENGE - WHAT TO DO FIRST

...making a decision about what to do first, what to do in the middle and then how to end up - because time overruns always get in the way

THE SOLUTION

...you face a bewildering variety of options and no doubt your friends and family have their ideas about what should happen on a first trip to Africa. In response Tony has sketched a few options or modules - the  elements of which are flexible. He would like you to spend time reviewing each itinerary along with the highlights in the slide show at the top of the page and then talk to him. Or Barbara, or both.
Northern Cape
South Africa’s largest province stretches north from the Cape with a cold Atlantic washing its western shores, its central region rising to an average of 1500 metres to a flat Karoo Basin stretching to the north and into the southern Kalahari Desert to share a border with Botswana. The region is drained by the west flowing Orange river which on reaching the sea has created largest alluvial diamond deposit on earth. Dramatically different from the Cape in topography and climate, the area is arid and mountainous and characterized by red Kalahari sand dunes, acacia savannah, endless desert plains, clean bracing air and wonderful sunsets -  night after night. Some of the don’t miss attractions are the spring wild flower displays in Namaqualand, a biodiversity hotspot with the richest succulent flora anywhere on earth. The ‘Big Hole’ worked out diamond diggings near Kimberley, the last remaining San bushmen and their ancestors’ rock engravings, the eighth World Heritage site in SA, the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape - a remarkable mountainous area and wine estates producing unique crisp and refreshing wines in the acidic semi desert soils. Remarkable in this region too is the willow and palm tree fringed spring that delivers 20 million litres of pure spring water daily to the town of Kuruman. The northern Cape and south western Botswana is the location of one of the largest national parks on earth - the Kgalagadi Transfonteir Park. This unique and unspoilt desert park abounds with species uniquely adapted to the arid conditions, like the black maned Kalahari lion, leopard and cheetah who prey on the huge herds of wildebeest, oryx, zebra and springbuck.
Tomkinson  A SAFARI AND HUNTING LEGEND T Tomkinson  A SAFARI AND HUNTING LEGEND
T
CONTACT TONY
Northern Cape

THE CHALLENGE - WHAT TO DO FIRST

...making a decision about what to do first, what to do in the middle and then how to end up - because time overruns always get in the way

THE SOLUTION

...you face a bewildering variety of options and no doubt your friends and family have their ideas about what should happen on a first trip to Africa. In response Tony has sketched a few options or modules - the  elements of which are flexible. He would like you to spend time reviewing each itinerary along with the highlights in the slide show at the top of the page and then talk to him. Or Barbara, or both.
South Africa’s largest province stretches north from the Cape with a cold Atlantic washing its western shores, its central region rising to an average of 1500 metres to a flat Karoo Basin stretching to the north and into the southern Kalahari Desert to share a border with Botswana. The region is drained by the west flowing Orange river which on reaching the sea has created largest alluvial diamond deposit on earth. Dramatically different from the Cape in topography and climate, the area is arid and mountainous and characterized by red Kalahari sand dunes, acacia savannah, endless desert plains, clean bracing air and wonderful sunsets -  night after night. Some of the don’t miss attractions are the spring wild flower displays in Namaqualand, a biodiversity hotspot with the richest succulent flora anywhere on earth. The ‘Big Hole’ worked out diamond diggings near Kimberley, the last remaining San bushmen and their ancestors’ rock engravings, the eighth World Heritage site in SA, the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape - a remarkable mountainous area and wine estates producing unique crisp and refreshing wines in the acidic semi desert soils. Remarkable in this region too is the willow and palm tree fringed spring that delivers 20 million litres of pure spring water daily to the town of Kuruman. The northern Cape and south western Botswana is the location of one of the largest national parks on earth - the Kgalagadi Transfonteir Park. This unique and unspoilt desert park abounds with species uniquely adapted to the arid conditions, like the black maned Kalahari lion, leopard and cheetah who prey on the huge herds of wildebeest, oryx, zebra and springbuck.
Tomkinson  A SAFARI AND HUNTING LEGEND
T
Tomkinson  A SAFARI AND HUNTING LEGEND T
CONTACT TONY