Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cute Mongoose

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Lazy cheetah

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A walk in the park

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Puff Adder

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Pygmy Falcon

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Peeved off Honey Badger

Goshawk stole his mouse, a typical behavior of these birds.

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Hard working Honey Badger

Not so innocent goshawks.

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Tawny Eagle

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The comical Secretary Bird

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Kgalagadi

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Kgalagadi National Park

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Augrabies Fat Dassie

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Augrabies Flat Lizard

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Twin Falls

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The Main Falls

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Augrabies National Park

Stunning area, we loved it! Guess that is a stupid comment because if we did not like it and thought it was rubbish, I would not post it on the blog would I?

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Keimoes

The old watermill still does its work the traditional way, leading water from the Orange River to the vineyards.

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The Stone Church

The Stone Church was completed in 1831 and is the oldest existing mission church still in use north of the Orange River. Reverend Robert Moffat and Doctor David Livingstone also held services here.

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Campbell Village “Down Town”

We overnighted in front of Campbell Bazaar, fuel station, post office and general dealer in one, in the center of town surrounded by many historical sites. It was interesting to find out that the plains zebra was first described here … Continue reading

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Rustfontein Dam

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Black-shouldered Kite

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Beautiful!

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Sterkfontein Dam

A beautiful dam at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.

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Sunset

Spioenkop Dam

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Arrow- marked Babbler

Spioenkop Dam

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Pin-tailed Whydah

Spioenkop Dam

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Sundowner

Spioenkop Dam

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Giraffe visiting at the campsite

Spioenkop campsite is special since it is not fenced in, giraffe, zebra, warthog and wildebeest visit daily.

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Spioenkop Nature Reserve

Misty autumn morning over the dam.

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Living in South Africa

Even the birds have barbed wire fence around their home.

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Grey Crowned Crane

Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve

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Yellow-billed Duck

Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve

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Common Stonechat

Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve

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Wakkerstroom Promenade

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Wakkerstroom

Wakkerstroom is the 6th oldest town in the district of the Old Transvaal, a quaint little village that seems as if it stood still in time. A Conservation and Heritage site which is internationally renowned as a “Birders” paradise.

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Long-tailed Shrike

Pongola Dam

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Capturing wildlife

Vincent & Mariska comparing notes.

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Rhino spotting

We spend a week with Jan & Mariska at Pongola Dam. They have been on the road for 3 years and heading for Swaziland and then back to Holland through East Africa. We had some good times together and will … Continue reading

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Curiosity

Warthog at Pongola Dam investigating the Go Pro.

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Go Pro

Vincent playing with his new toy in Ithala Game Reserve.

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Ithala Game Reserve

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Oeps, flat!

455 days and 41000 km later we have our first flat tyre. It took Vincent 45 minutes to change, not too bad.

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The Battle of Blood River

16 December 1838, 464 Voortrekkers, 64 ox wagons, between 12000 and 15000 Zulu Warriors, a battle won by the Voortrekkers.

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Descendants

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Wild Flowers

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Revisit

Our second visit to the Golden Gate National Park, such a beautiful area!

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