The trip to Matamba Bush Camp took us 3 hours away from Johannesburg. The bush camp is in the fabled Waterberg, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and one of those places where the mountain roll on and on in a vast landscape.
The wild animals were not to be outdone by the scenery, and we feasted our eyes - and our bellies!
On day two we spent time in Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a haven for Rhinos established on the President of Motswana's ancestral land. With the rhino population being decimated by poaching, this sanctuary is a remarkable place of hope.
Day three was a longer drive, a slower pace. We headed for Kubu Island. The island is a granite protrusion on the western edge of Sowa Pan. The permanent residents here are ancient and majestic baobab trees. Surrounded by a 180 degree horizon, a visit to this sacred Tswana Landmark will leave you with a sense of the awe at the sheer scale of the open space.
The round trip brought us back to Johannesburg via Khama and Matamba again.