Many people living in Letlhakaneng keep small herds of cattle. These herds are typically cared for by old men, after they go on pension or whatever. While there is a strong economic incentive to keep cattle – a big cow can sell for R1500, and bulls for even more – I get the sense that it’s also something of a hobby. In the evening, these old men drive their cattle back to their kraals (an Afrikaans word related to the English word corral). During the day, they range their herds in the dense woodlands surrounding Letlhakaneng, leaving their kraals empty.