Sula´s lesson for the day, mapping apps are not always your best friend. The scouting motto to ´Be Prepared´ is all encompassing and should be borne in mind when traveling. Getting directions to remote destinations before heading off is highly advisable, once youŕe on a bad road you may not have phone signal to remedy wrong turns. Our first attempt to visit Witsand Nature reserve was thwarted by flooded and impassable roads. With proper directions we got there with comfort and ease on the homeward trip, using completely different roads to those previously chosen by my unfriendly map app.
After spending a few days at Augrabies National Park, we were struck by the contrast between National Parks and Witsand Nature Reserve run by Northern Cape Nature. Value for money and quality of service and accommodation weighed heavily in favour of Witsand.
We were a bit daft, despite being at Witsand at the right time of year to experience the ´roaring´ sands we did not go to the right spot and only figured out where we should have tried upon checking out. Thereś always next time, which hopefully will be soon but the roaring is best heard in months with the letter ŕ´ in them.