Aranos is a farmer’s town nestled between beautiful Kalahari dunes to the east of Mariental. Although it only receives about 188mm of rain annually, fresh produce forms a large part of the agricultural industry. Farms and nature reserves are rolled out across the plains and the scenery can be quite stunning. The winds sweep up the red sands into rippling hills scattered with grasses and shrubbery. The town sports a filling station with a workshop, small shops and an information centre that portrays the history of the town and its people. The majestic Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park lies to the east and sprawls over the Botswana and South African borders. Wildlife flourishes in the seemingly dry Kalahari with oryx, springbok and ostrich regularly seen.