Sorry for being so long. But today I finally made it with the next part of my trip report. So, let's go on!
We reach the Tropic of Capricorn and stop for a single photo.
We drive on to Mopani and arrive at reception precisely at high noon and receive the keys to bungalow No. 17. Because it is so hot again we decide to walk to the restaurant, enjoy the view and have a snack there. A little disappointment is awaiting us: restaurant is closed, also the ladies bar with the beautiful deck overlooking Pioneer Dam (and stays closed all the days we stayed at the camp, such a pity…), so we have “burgers without a view”.
In the afternoon around five p. m. we drive to Pioneer Dam Hide and enjoy the light.
It is quiet in terms of game viewing, but on our way back to Mopani we meet a single giraffe.
14. February 2007
We stay at the camp in the morning and decide to go for a slow drive in the afternoon. Before I take the chance to stroll around a bit, take pictures of the old Baobab inside the camp
While we are just preparing for our afternoon drive a car stops and out comes Impisi08. After a funny misunderstanding about who is who (see I’s Trip report – I do still blush…
) we decide to meet for dinner at the restaurant.
Our drive takes us to Stapelkop Dam (via the S 146), a beautiful landscape,
scarce game, but we see
a single croc
a bird on the wire (European Bee-eater)
and a Korhaan
It is Valentines day today, so the restaurant has prepared a special welcome for the ladies (I’m the only one and unfortunately will stay the only female guest all evening…): I am presented two red roses and greeted with a glass of something nice and bubbly (yes, all the girls know what I mean…). After a nice talk to Adolph, the man who does the honours, we are taken to the best table available, with a brilliant view over Pioneer Dam. We enjoy the special Valentines Day Dinner, talk to our waitress about love letters to husbands… And I am still sorry for the staff: so much work, so thoughtful prepared dinner – and we three are only joined by two gentlemen. Such a pity. But we enjoy this special evening and feel well taken care of.
Thanks, Impisi, for joining us.