When a Griqua uprising erupted in the Northern Cape in the 1860s, special magistrate Maximillian Jackson was sent to quell the disturbance. His original camp under the Giant Camelthorn Tree would end up becoming Kenhardt, which remains a remote town to this day. There is nothingness all around: a desert landscape for hundreds of kilometers. Nonetheless, Kenhardt farms have managed to survive and are well-known for their hospitality. We took advantage and decided to rest here for the night before continuing in the desert towards the fertile terrain of Kakamas.