Kgalagadi Transfrontier, Augrabies, Namaqua... Wait for me to have some days-off to discover these areas!!
And of course the Kuruman River Reserve, where I work now...
Par ShumbAfrica le 17 November 2018 à 13:25
The campsite of Kokerbloomkloof is located in the mountains close to the Tatasberg mountain range. They are 2 view points on the way to camp, and they are both more than worth a visit as they offer breathtaking views on the surroundings.
View point in the Tatasberg
To reach the camp, you go up a pass and as you go down on the other side, you discover dozens of Kokerbloom ie Quiver trees interspersed among huge orange sandstone boulders! They are 8 sites to camp, each with its own ablution block and running water (not drinkable). This place is simply a paradise for landscape photographers and klipspringers!
Yeah, I LOVE quiver trees...
Moody skies over the campsite
Par ShumbAfrica le 17 November 2018 à 12:12
Ok so it was my first time in the Richtersveld and after having heard soooo much about it, I was very impatient to discover it for myself. And let me tell you, it is a truly amazing place!
So the Richtersveld is the South African part of the |Ai-|Ais-Richterveld Tranfrontier Park that continues North in Namibia to include the Fish River Canyon NP. The border is marked by the Orange river. The park is covered by mountains and plains in between and offer stunning landscapes. They are camps along the Orange river (avoid Potjiespram) where you can pitch your tent right on the banks and have a swim in the Orange! Another camp, Kokerbloomkloof, is located in the mountains, surrounded by quiver trees and fields of large boulders, but see the dedicated article for more details.
It is necessary to have a 4X4 vehicle with high ground clearance to drive in the Park. The roads are not particularly technical though, just drive slowly and carefully.
I can but highly recommend a visit of the park, plan at least 3 nights as distances might not be great but you won't drive fast either...
Driving along in the Richtersveld...
On the other side of the pass
Sunset at De Hoop campsite overlooking the Orange River. On the other side, it's Namibia!
The full moon rises and illuminates the cliffs over De Hoop
The Orange River at Potjiespram (not visible from the campsites)
Herd of sheep at Potjiespram
Par ShumbAfrica le 17 November 2018 à 11:46
During the South African part of our journey, we spent a few days in the Namaqua. The place is so beautiful and rough! We didn't see many people, but they were a few campers. The weather was quite nice but it was definitely chilly and windy!
Koringkorrel Bay, view from the campsite
Walking along Boulder Bay beach early morning...
Most of the coastal flowers were gone already (end of Sept 2018), and apparently 2018 has not been a good year, but the field at Skilpad where still in fire!!
A few flowers left along the coast
We continued our journey along the coast to the North and made a quick stop at Port Nolloth to take a look at this shipwreck. Do not hope to shop for anything in Port Nolloth if you pass by, there is virtually nothing there...
Par ShumbAfrica le 17 November 2018 à 11:17
Just a few pictures from my recent trip to Augrabies Falls NP in Sept 2018.
The Orange river was already low but the main fall was still quite cool.
We also took a drive in the park along the Lekkerwater loop. We didn't see anyone there and the scenery was rally nice. They are a lot of Quiver trees around, which really adds to the vista. And we even saw giraffes at the waterhole of Lekkerwater!
And of course, we had to go to the Moon Rock to watch the sunset!!
Par ShumbAfrica le 5 June 2016 à 11:26
We took another trip to the Kgalagadi early Feb 2016, here are a few shots...
Just walking down the dune
What is this?
Snarling lion (this is what happened when a stupid tourist gets out of his car to have a better shot!!!)
Is there something wrong?? (Pale chanting goshawk)
Herd over the horizon
Full speed (red hartebeests)
The queen taking a morning stroll
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