So after doing some Google research, I finally found what looks like the story behind the “Camping in the Kalahari” photo. It is far more scary than I initially imagined.
The story first appeared in Afrikaans in Die Burger on the 19 March 2011, with an English translation posted online on The Witness site. You can link to the English version here. The title of the article is: “Young lions shred Shark supporter’s spare wheels”. For those that don’t live in South Africa, the Lions and the Sharks are two of the major regional rugby teams. As far as I know (I’m not a sports fan), the Sharks are usually the stronger of the two teams.
The location of the incident was at the Khutse Game Reserve in Central Botswana i.e. not part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – the lions there have much better manners!