The Green Kalahari

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Episode 4 of 4

Duration: 30 minutes

Having tackled treks across the UK, Julia Bradbury embarks on a grand adventure in South Africa, setting out on four very different walks that explore its claim to be 'a world in one country'.

Julia is a regular visitor to the Rainbow Nation but this is her chance to go beyond the normal tourist destinations to a series of increasingly remote locations. However, these are all walks that any reasonably adventurous walker could embark on, offering a fresh and personal perspective on a friendly and fascinating country that is so often misunderstood.

Julia's final walk takes her to the remote north-west corner of South Africa. This is the edge of the Kalahari Desert and the setting for Julia's most adventurous undertaking yet. Far away from the major tourist draws of the country, it is an insight into a true African world. Set against the stunning red geology of Augrabies National Park, it's a stark but beautiful walk, encountering simple rural lives and remarkable agriculture, utterly reliant on the broad waters of the Orange River.

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  • Photo: Julia Bradbury and Norbert Coetzee

    Photo: Julia Bradbury and Norbert Coetzee

    Julia Bradbury with Norbert Coetzee, who was forcibly removed from his homeland by the apartheid government with his fellow Nama people. They returned to the village of Riemvasmaak 1995.

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Julia Bradbury
Series Producer
Owen Rodd
Executive Producer
Eric Harwood

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