After spending two days in the game parks, we traveled inland and stayed overnight in Graaff-Reinet, a small but historic Karoo town, also known as the “heart of the Great Karoo”.  It is surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park.  The Valley of Desolation is part of this park.  We visited during a howling gale which made the experience even more memorable.

Mum, leaning into the wind and laughing