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 Post subject: First time in Augrabies : April 2007
Unread postPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 4:18 pm 
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Friday, 27th April 2007.

We left Joburg at 6.00am on the N14 all the way to Upington, via Ventersdorp, Coligny, Vryburg, Kuruman. For those who were enquiring, the road is in good condition. Arrived at Augrabies at 4.30pm and as it was a long weekend there was a queue and it was 5.30pm before we were in our chalet.

It had been a long tiring day and we thought we would have supper and turn in early as we were off to the KTP the next day and were returning to Augrabies after the KTP.

The sound of the “great noise” was too tempting though, and we were soon at the falls.

Main falls

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Top of the falls

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Returned to our chalet and with the relaxing sound of water in the background we experienced a beautiful sunset…………..

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……………or was it a moonrise

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We are back at Augrabies from the KTP and set off on the dassie trail at 7.30 am. This is a wonderful but easy hike and it was great to be walking in such scenic surrounds. The trail is interpretive and you get a guide book explaining all the features you will see on the way.
We see some baboons
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and soon are at Arrow Point where two of the streams meet
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and to the left is the twin falls
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We cross the large granite domes known as moon rock and see some dassies sunning themselves.
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A very enjoyable way to spend the morning.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
We also did the dassie trail when we were there. It was eerie walking over moon rock. We saw leopard tracks at one stage.


I know exactly what you saying BB. We also saw leopard spoor and you sort of excited at first and then there is this chill down your spine as the spotted one could be anywhere especially when you walking close to the long reeds.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
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Now here is the rub. Are the leopards at Augr, Cape Mountain or Kruger? :big_eyes:


Or (more likely) KTP? :wink:


KTP leopards are like their Kruger counterparts. Big & strong :shock:


I would like to think a Cape Mountain leopard. To the best of my knowledge there has not been a leopard attack on anyone in augrabies.

Anyway, after the hike we found the perfect place to cool off
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In the afternoon we took the game drive which also takes in some of the other sights at augrabies

Oranjekom
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Pale chanting goshawk
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Echo Corner
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Klipspringer at echo corner
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