The Swagon at Kangaluna Camp, Gawler Ranges SA
On safari in South Australia’s outback, Gawler Ranges , ‘swagon’ style
Nigel Summlery a freelance UK journalist writes in The Guardian, UK, on his safari with a difference in South Australia – taking in the Aussie big five – Nigel Summerley finds comfort and a view of the stars from his bed in a converted farm wagon.
He goes on to say –
” Rosie (formerly known as Roadkill Rosie) was at the wheel, giving instructions in a cut-glass English accent that seemed at odds with her frontierswoman demeanour – and the fact she was gunning the 4×4 down a dirt track in the South Australia outback. We were racing to get back to camp before sunset; it was that dusky time when kangaroos start their day – and tend to cross the road without looking. Rosie told me to watch the bush flats on the left, and my safari companion, Teresa, to watch the right: “And if you see anything, shout ‘Roo!’ ”
That Roadkill nickname came not from squashing creatures on the highway, but from the way she would retrieve carcasses for use in her artworks. Her full name is Rosemary Woodford Ganf, and she’s a noted wildlife artist (and now also a guide with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris).”
You can read the full article here : https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/jun/21/south-australia-outback-safari-swagon
Thanks again to Tony for organising such an amazing trip and for looking after us along the journey, to Kirsty for her superb flying. I have enjoyed the friendship, the adventures and the laughs and will dine out on the many stories for a long time to come.