Thirteen Formative Years

HOLIDAYS – Game reserves: An elephant crossing the road in front of our car in the Kruger National Park. In the 1950s, all the roads in the park were unsealed “sand roads” (as we called them), not least because the game reserve’s first chief ranger “vehemently opposed the building of tarred roads in the park”. However, tarring some of the roads started in the mid-1960s, and the park now has more than 800 kilometres / 500 miles of tarred roads. Thankfully, in my opinion, there are still 1,500 kilometres / 900 miles or so of sand roads.