Ch8: Kimberley to Kgalagadi

By Vicky · Published May. 31st, 2021 · Updated Sep. 5th, 2022

This post shows photos from the first chapter of my book, Chasing Ostriches, available now to purchase on Amazon*.

From Kimberley to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we visited the following places:

Kimberley ⇾ Mokala NP ⇾ Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park


The Big Hole, Kimberley, South Africa
The Big Hole
Road and sand dunes, Kimberley, South Africa
Driving North

Mokala NP

Roan Antelope, Mokala National Park, South Africa

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Male lion, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Brown hyena, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Leopard, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Sandy road, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Weavers, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Cheetah, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Cheetah, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Leopard, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Wildebeest, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Springbok, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Springbok and gemsbok, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Birds, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Sunset, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Male lion, Kgalagadi, South Africa
Lioness, Kgalagadi, South Africa

About the Book

Ever since I learnt that people drive around Africa in 4x4s, sleeping in rooftop tents for months at a time, I dreamed of joining them. My obsession became reality in January 2020, when together with my boyfriend I bought a 20-year-old dark blue Land Rover Defender. She’s called Nyala. After a few test weekends to check out the car, we were ready to go.
Coronavirus struck. Borders closed, hard lockdown began. Our plans to spend six months overlanding through southern Africa were put on hold. Fast-forward six months, and we were ready to go again.
Chasing Ostriches chronicles this journey of exploration through South Africa. We roamed the backroads and national parks in our trusty (and not so trusty at times) Defender. We climbed misty mountains, camped in empty deserts, sunbathed on tropical beaches, and saw wildlife galore under the hot African sky.
I came back with dirty clothes, an even dirtier car, and memories to last a lifetime. I hope my book will help you do the same. 


  1. Thanks for all the world class information. We have booked and paid for our trip for December 2022. We are now counting the days to departure.

  2. Thank you for sharing your memories. The photo’s of the Kgalagadi is truly outstanding. Nossob here we comes!

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