A true story about Vet Piet and young Thomas. They track their way into the world of the San people, whose survival is intrinsically dependant on their ancient consciousness and wisdom of this wilderness . A scorched land, with dangerous lions, deadly vipers and scorpions, each leaving a desert map of their daily existence. To persevere Vet Piet has to rekindle the ancient art of tracking, to predict and outwit the treacherous traps behind each thicket of witgat trees. Together they must discover their way through this menacing maze of dunes, back to safety. The ultimate challenge being, not to leave behind their own obituaries written in the desert sand. With the untimely loss of Vet Piet Kruiper, Master Tracker of the Kalahari, reading the Red Dunes has become a dying art.