(all pics by Wannabe Nerd unless stated)DAY 1 (1st May 2010)
The alarm was set for 1am, but we were wide awake long before then, so we decided to hit the road. The car had been packed the night before so we threw the rest in and left Lakeside for a place that we both call HOME. We stopped for breakfast in Calvinia, gave Upington a miss (Debs had not forgotten anything this time) and we arrived at Twee Rivieren at about 2.30pm.
We were both very impressed with the new building and the ever efficient Annetjie had us booked in and sorted within minutes. We unpacked, deflated tyres, restocked ice and drinks, got cameras and binocs and we where off. We headed for Samevloeiing and then over the dune and onto the Auob River. Saw the usual (Gemsbok, Springbok etc)
Got back to camp, lit a fire with a bit of help from the next door neighbour (We borrowed their leftover coals after mine died!) and enjoyed our first evening and meal in the park.
(My pic)DAY 2 (2nd May 2010) Twee Rivieren to Nossob
Full of expectations, we were packed and first at the gate waiting for our adventure to begin. Funnily enough, unlike previous years, we were the only ones there….. did we have the time wrong or was everyone just too laid back to bother!!
The dune road to the Auob was uneventful,
and after checking out Dreamers tree (thoroughly) we turned off towards Kij Kij via the Lower Dune road.
We chugged along slowly, just enjoying being back in the Kgalagadi, knowing that we had all day to get to Nossob, and started to relax.
Along the way we saw…
Whilst watching this herd of gembok, near Tierkop,
the 1st car of the day came screaming past, obviously on a mission to get somewhere. We finally arrived at Kij kij just in time to see the rear of this……
Very frustrating as he sauntered off, down the ROAD, to Twee Rivieren (a big ROAD CLOSED sign stopped us from following him). We then stopped at Melkvlei for a quick rusk and coffee break (our standard breakfast in the bush). We rattled and bounced along and soon after Gunong I spotted this in the river bed
Our best AWC sighting ever!!!
We stayed with him for about an hour (had him to ourselves) before other cars came along, and having had our fill of the sighting we carried on.
(to be continued.....)