Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Luxury camp in the Kruger




Designed to attract wealthy overseas visitors, this camp boasts a private landing strip - you can fly in, be shown the bushveld while sitting high in a safari 4x4, and fly out again without ever experiencing South Africa. Just to give it an air of authenticity, there are thatched roofs - not in traditional construction but on a neat steel framework - and the indiscriminate use of Kente cloth from Nigeria, tower structures from Chad, and other anomalies. There is also a rim pool from which swimmers can watch game drinking at a waterhole on the other side of a seasonal river... In short, this is simply a tourist trap with not too much care taken in reflecting local constructions or arts.
Goodness, How Sad!!!

1 comment:

Lachezar said...

I hope you indulged in the luxury...
as for the people who pay to visit these pricey private reserves, they don't inhabit the real world anyway so a fake African composite would do a perfect job...
Cheers!