Cape Sept-October

Cape Sept-October

From Addo on 21st October, we travelled to Eingedi, Ladybrand in the Freestate for a couple of days and then on to Jo’burg with Dave (2nd son), Steph and family. Tomorrow we are poised to travel to Skukuza and our beloved Kruger Park.

We think back on our recent Cape trip with much pleasure. It is so different to the bushveld but it is scenically magnificent and the Parks well managed. I include some photos that can act as a reminder of some of our more memorable moments.

Werner and Noleen at Eingedi
The Bankberg mountains at Mountain Zebra
The plains of Mountain Zebra
The magnificent Kgalagadi lions at Mtn Zebra
The beautiful Double-banded Courser
The splendour of the Karoo National Camp
Climbing up the Klipspringer Pass at Karoo National
The Bokmakierie whose liquid voice is constantly heard all over the Cape
Gemsbok set against the sunrise
Family time in the Cape
The beautiful setting of Lang Elsie’s Restcamp at Bontebok on the Breede River
The amazingly different moods of the sea at Storms River
Our stuttering progress up the Kowie River at Port Alfred.
In the caravan park, Green Fountain Farm, outside Port Alfred.
The picturesque Addo National Restcamp
Another splendid early morning lion in Addo
The exquisite Malachite Sunbird – so common in the fynbos areas of the Cape
Domkrag Dam at Addo where we spent much of our time.

So there we are folks, the Cape behind us and Kruger beckoning. Back in Jo’burg we dealt with a snag list on our new caravan and are now all ready.

We are so blessed to be living this life enjoying the treasures of SA’s National Parks interspersed with family and friend visits. I quail when I think of vegetating away watching TV, doing the grocery shop and dealing with troublesome neighbours.