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It's a roaring dune in the Witsand Nature Reserve, Kalahari.
We approached the dune not knowing what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised when the dune started to moan as we climbed the steep slope.
As we played in the sand, the dune made these odd noises, almost like whales talking to one another in the deep blues.
These dunes were formed when light Kalahari sand was blown into the quartzite formation. Because of oxides the sand consist of may different colours. The sand must be warm, dry and clean to produce the roaring sound.
The dark green Camel Thorn trees show the overflow of the quartzite basin.
Witsand Nature Reserve is a beautiful place to visit with comfortable accommodation.
Welkom terug, en 'n voorspoedige 2005 vir julle!
We stopped over at Witsand on our way from Kuruman, Northern Cape. On the N14, 5km after Olifantshoek, there is a turn off to your left. The gravel road is about 70km. The condition? Not to bad, but more suitable for 4x4's and donkey cars, than smart city vehicles. People from the area will find my comment annoying, because they are use to travel these roads every day. We took a detour on our way back with a more than 150km gravel road between Prieska and Williston. Beautiful area because of the Orange River winding through most of these small towns.
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