Red Desert

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Chris P
Shanghai, China6 043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had heard about this place and really wanted to see it, so took the opportunity late one afternoon . Light is always best in the late afternoon, but obviously shadows come with the good light.

I was nervous doing it solo, because of security, but had no problems. There is a footpath going through the middle and two gentlemen went past, both friendly.

It’s beautiful to see, the color red, bright in the afternoon sun.

It is a short walk to get to the red dunes, but not strenuous. It’s worth walking through the other side, for the views of the river and the bridge.

They do ask for a donation, so go online and do it. It’s worth the trouble. I did mine afterwards, but may be an idea to purchase upfront, or on arrival.
Written 12 March 2020
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SandySpice8
131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
This caught me by surprise as it’s in SA and I never knew it existed. It’s off the main road and not sign posted at all. But you can google ways yourself there. But it’s still an awesome sight to see a desert in the middle of the tropics. Red and dry.
But sadly also used as a thoroughfare for the locals and hoping it can continue to exist the test of time. Left our footprints there too 🦶
Written 19 June 2021
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Lourens-Esterhuyse
Cape Town, South Africa148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Red Desert was Red..you have too walk a distance to get there, but short distance and good trail..Road in good condition
Written 14 September 2019
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1 047 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
This site of what is supposed to be the smallest desert (not the spelling) is closed to Port Edward and just of the main road and clearly sign posted. There is a sign at the gate advising of this desert, but no further information. The so called desert is a 300 m walk from the gate. My impression is that it is a red sand dune. If sourveld grass (which requires water) starts to grow in a desert and there are proteas and other colourful bloomimg shrubs in the area, it is not desert as I envisage it, viz dry, barren, desolute. This so called desert is amidst green grass fields of southern KZN. Well, I have been to the so called smallest desert in the world.
Written 12 December 2018
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Ian V
Rustenburg, South Africa227 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This looks like an old excavation or redundant mining activity where the fertile topsoil was removed.

I saw little of note and felt the time spent reaching the site was wasted.

I do not feel it is tourist ready. Beyond the notice at the gate there is no information or signage and one feels quite unsafe a there is no attendant on duty.

This can really be ignored - there is nothing of note on site
Written 17 October 2018
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bChAnTeLLeb
South Africa170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
The smallest dessert in the world! Yeap that's true. Really small, but if you happen to walk all the way through to the other side, magnificent views await you. This is a once off place to visit, but still nice to be able to say you were there. Real dessert type features you will find in there. There is no entrance fee and you have to leave your car behind and walk to the dessert, really not that far to walk.
Written 7 July 2018
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Jesse_Hamman
South Africa56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
What a lovely little landmark true to our beautiful South African Country! Well worth the visit and close to Beaver Creek for a nice cup of coffee ☕️
Written 4 April 2018
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Johan
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
A dessert at the Kwazulu coast....never...

The smallest dessert and a must visit on a windy/cold day at the coast.

Beautiful landscape and plants.

Written 28 December 2017
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Carollh23
Mtunzini, South Africa33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Found the smallest desert in the world by accident. Beautiful, pristine, tranquil exploration. Best kept secret in Africa!
Written 27 December 2017
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Sightseer66197054336
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Really interesting. A red desert in the middle of tropical vegetation. It reminded me of a Namibian desert. Should you be in the area then do visit it. You have to pay on line R35 per person.
Written 13 April 2024
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