‘The loss is immense and will get worse’ – Grandparents heartache after losing loved ones in in Kalahari fire

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Three families slept in this luxury chalet on the farm Blinkwater when the building caught alight. (Photo: desertmanor.co.za)
Three families slept in this luxury chalet on the farm Blinkwater when the building caught alight. (Photo: desertmanor.co.za)

Family and friends are struggling to come to terms with their loss after the fire that claimed 10 lives at a luxury Kalahari getaway spot

They had toys they’d bought as gifts ready and waiting. It had been so long since they’d seen their grandkids. Johan and Winnie Jordaan were counting the days.

En route home from a holiday in the Kalahari, their daughter, Dané Carstens (32), her husband, Hendri (39), and their two sons, Pierre-Johan (5) and Magiel (3), would swing by in Barrydale in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape, for a long overdue visit.

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