July 2017
  • Day23

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    July 31, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Our last stop on the way home.

    Good sightings this morning ... Including 6 lions and 5 cheetah. No pictures as my cellphone doesn't have a long enough Zoom ... time for a new phone 😆

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  • Day22

    Goodbye Namibia

    July 30, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Goodbye Namibia it's been an eventful trip 😆

    The trip that took its toll ... 3 tyres (2xPajero & 1x Landrover) 1 Hire vehicle, 1 Landrover, lots of dunes and many G&T's later we are back in SA 😊

    Despite these hardships, we'll be back 😃
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  • Day20

    Olifantsrus

    July 28, 2017 in Namibia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We spent our last night in Etosha at Olifantsrus. Built in 1983, as an elephant abattoir to process the carcasses of the culled elephants.

    So ... We arrived at around 14h30, and as we were camping in the "overflow" area - the area used by the Day Visitors - we left our table and chairs to reserve our spot. However, when we returned to camp some one had put up their tent in our spot and had made themselves very comfortable using our chairs and table 😨😠 ... WHO DOES THAT? Even when the camp attendant told them that the space was reserved and the items belonged to other visitors, they took no notice ...

    Try as I might, I cannot even begin to comprehend the type of people these were ... Turns out they were German visitors😬. When they returned to their spot, now minus the comfortable camp chairs and table, they didn't even have the courtesy to apologise or acknowledge their mistake .... I guess it takes all types ☺
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  • Day20

    Sprokieswoud

    July 28, 2017 in Namibia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    The forest of ‘fairy-tale trees’ is unique in that these plants only grow on rocky hillsides and no one can explain why they are found growing abundantly on the plains here. These trees are also highly prized by elephants and the Grünewald waterhole was closed to prevent any further mutilation of them by these large ungentle creatures.Read more

  • Day19

    Halali

    July 27, 2017 in Namibia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Day 2 in he park and 2 leopard sightings 😆 ...
    Sorry no photo this time ... ☺

    Ellie's, black backed jackal, lots of general game and a lion, surrounded by 10 vehicles 😨

    The park is extremely busy with at least 90% being self-drive foreign visitors, whish is good for the park, but the roads and infrastructure are in dire need of maintenance.Read more

  • Day18

    Etosha

    July 26, 2017 in Namibia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Day 1 in Etosha was extremely fruitful 😊

    An awesome leopard sighting was the start to our day ... What a beauty. We spent about 30 minutes following him before another vehicle came along 😆

  • Day16

    Heaven's Gate

    July 24, 2017 in Namibia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    After a vertical climb of about 300+m we got to Heaven's Gate, uxury at Vingerklip Lodge. Even an indoor/outdoor pool 😲

    Spectacular views from here though 😊