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 Post subject: Enslin 8 Parks one trip July 2014 TR
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I gladly share with you our TR on the 8 parks we visited the past school holiday.
A lot of planning went into our trip and after what felt like forever, the day of departure came.

27 June

My family and I departed out of Pretoria heading West to Wolmaranstad where we spent the night with family. I did it so we could break up the long stretches for little Wildkyer who is not keen in sitting in his baby chair for long periods.

28 June

We departed Wolmaranstad at 4 am this morning for it was a long stretch of road that laid ahead. West on the N14 was the direction we took. Vryburg, Kuruman,Kathu and Olifantshoek came and past as the scenery changed from West-Transvaal to Kalahari Dunes.
We stopped in Upington wich was a first for me. Most of the distance was done for Augrabies was not far now.
Keimoes and Kakamas came and the turn off North West we took.
We arrived at Augrabies Park
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We stopped at reception to go and check in
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Inside we done all the paper work

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We would be staying in no 47
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After a long days drive we unpacked and rested a bit before we went to see the Augrabies Falls for the first time
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Little Wildkyker and I was impressed
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After a long day and finally on vacation.

29 June

I got up early this morning to go and see how the rest of the park looks like.
For a Wes-Transvaal boy this is hard country
Kokerboom
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These trees can become very big
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I took the loop to Volstruiswater and saw some Gemsbok
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Back at camp we had breakfast, then I went to show the family the lookout points. On route a Klipspringer
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Oranjekom
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Arrerat
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The rest of the day was spent relaxing,bird watching and spending time with Little wildkyker.
Later the afternoon we took a strole to the falls.
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What a lovely park. I surely want to see the Oranjerivier in flood over these falls…..



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 Post subject: Re: Enslin 8 Parks one trip July 2014 TR
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Hello Wildekyker and Klein Wilderkyker and family

This looks like a lovely trip you have planned and I think it is wonderful that you are going to show us these smaller parks.
The scenery looks breathtaking and as you say the country looks hard but breathtaking. The falls and view points are awe inspiring and your photos do it justice. :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing :gflower:

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Can I join this holiday :popcorn: ... klein wildkyker is not so klein these days .....he is growing up soooo fast

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:D First page Wildkyker and you have me wanting to pack the car and head for Augrabies :lol: :lol:
What beautiful pictures :clap: :clap:

Agree with Hugh Little Wildkyker is getting so big!!!! :)

Love the picture of the Dassie trying to see the waterfall :wink:

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Awesome start to the trip Wildkyker :clap: :clap: .

Little Wildkyker has grown a lot :dance: :dance: .

Thanks for sharing another beautiful Park with us :thumbs_up: .

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What a wonderful start... to this "bumper" holiday ride!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

On board with loads of :popcorn: ...to see all 8 Parks with you. :thumbs_up:

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Wonderful start with stunning photos of this trip Wildkyker! :clap: :clap:

Little Wildkykertjie is becoming a big boy now! :D

I love the Gemsbok, and what a beautiful Klipspringertjie! :clap: :clap:

Beautiful pictures of the Falls too! :dance: :dance:

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Lovely photos - really looking forward to rest of your report :)

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Wildkyker :clap: this has definitely wet my appetite to visit Augrabies looking forward to the rest of your trip :popcorn: :popcorn:


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Wonderful camp, wonderful dassie :dance:

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Really looking forward to the rest of this exploration (only 7 more to go :D )

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Good moring and wellcome everybody :gflower: Good to see old forumites as well as new ones joining. You are all welcome. Please enjoy the trip wih us.

It was a difficult disision to not go to Kruger the past holiday, but I am glad we decided to do the smaller parks, how else wil you ever know how they look like? I want to show everyone how special each one is, so I hope the photos does justice like Lesley Willson says.

Yes Little Wildkyker is growing up and what a lucky little boy to have vissited these parks at such a young age. :k

Thanx for the comments Lesley, Hugh,Rosemary,barryels, Trpp-Trrrr,Hilda, Ruthp,Mellory, Toddelelfe and billyf.

Lets see what happend next.... :think:


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Wildkyker wrote:
Lets see what happend next.... :think:

Yes!! LETS!!! :whistle: :whistle:
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Wildkyker, great to see you back again. :thumbs_up:

Little Wildkyker has really gown. I can see who is on top of the world.

:popcorn:

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Hi Wildkyker and family. Hope you dont mind me joining your trip. I assure you this granny is good at childminding especially a little one next to me in his car seat! I am so looking forward to seeing all these smaller parks. Been to Augrabies in 1997 and how the entrance and reception have changed! And viewing platforms at the falls. Dont remember such a nice viewing platform. Here we go to the next exciting episode...
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