Monthly Archives: April 2014
Goshawk stole his mouse, a typical behavior of these birds.
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?
The old watermill still does its work the traditional way, leading water from the Orange River to the vineyards.
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.
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
A beautiful dam at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Spioenkop campsite is special since it is not fenced in, giraffe, zebra, warthog and wildebeest visit daily.
Even the birds have barbed wire fence around their home.
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.
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
455 days and 41000 km later we have our first flat tyre. It took Vincent 45 minutes to change, not too bad.
16 December 1838, 464 Voortrekkers, 64 ox wagons, between 12000 and 15000 Zulu Warriors, a battle won by the Voortrekkers.