The Sands of Kalahari Author:William Mulvihill Fly over South West Africa and you will see desert; a third of a million square miles of sand. From the Angolan border south to the Orange River no water runs into the sea; the beach stretches a hundred miles inland and there is almost no rain: the Namib Desert. — In the interior great escarpments rise and there are nameless black mountains and ... more »great empty savannahs, desolate and dry. Then another desert, the Kalahari, the Great Thirstland, larger than Texas. Southward is five hundred miles of parched bushveldt.
In all this vastness there are towns, ranches, mines and settlements but they are far apart, like atolls dotting a vast ocean.« less