South Africa Limpopo Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Grown up a wild child having lived in many remote places across Southern Africa, I love anything and everything that is the great outdoors. My passion for exploring the African continent is limited only by the size of my wallet. Using Winston, our beloved Landrover Defender 90, my wife and I are forever in pursuit of the next adventure!

Lekker Lekgalameetse!!!

Growing up in the Namib Dessert, life really only consisted of two things, riding bicycles and weekend 4x4 trips up river beds. These trips are nothing you can buy off any adventure site, travel agency etc. These were friends, who owned farms, who allowed friends, to bring friends, to go camping. It consisted of a convoy of vehicles, stacks of kids, every pet you owned and a variety 4x4's - it was any kids nirvana! Something difficult to replicate in SA - except for a tiny river hidden in the Lekgalameetse Region in Limpopo. Here goes...

On the journey there, Winston clocks a milestone.... 200k km's, it gives pause for thought on all the adventures to date! Simply epic to be ticking over the mileage on yet another.

We arrive at the start of the fun.... 

We wild camp for the night. Its peaceful with only the odd visit from some cows moving through the area. 

The truth behind the reserve is that it has been left to ruin, infiltrated by loggers, herdsman, poachers and yes, us, 4x4 warriors going off the beaten track. Irrespective, much of the weekend sparks forgotten childhood memories - camping with mans best friend, large shady thorn trees for lunch stops, feet in the cool river water or dragging in river sand from the back of a tailgate and nights spent off the beaten track surrounded by nothing but silence. Lets also not forget the digging out of vehicles... 

And by the look of it, its not just the human beans that had fun....



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Alex
Feb. 9, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Sounds pretty (not secured)$$