6 March 2013“Trek” to Augrabies Falls National Park.
It was with sadness that we woke this morning, because we have to leave KTP and two wonderful ‘mites after our really short but unbelievable visit till next time.
We were packed and ready to leave Twee Rivieren for Augrabies by 06:00. I tried to capture the sunrise but for some reason both camera’s only produced out of focus photos that was not great at all. It was really beautiful and I decided to post a photo as proof.
The Garage was still closed at 06:30 when we wanted to pump the tyres to normal pressure. We had to leave at snail’s pace to the next best place, which was Askham
Picnic and LQ took a quick de tour to show us Grootaar-pan which we did appreciate. Not every day one has the opportunity to experience such vastness.
By 09:00 it was already 30 degrees although totally overcast. We drove for approximately 80km in the rain which was a blessing.
Next to the road sitting on a telephone pole was this beautiful birdie that came to say good bye and we just had to take some pic’s.
We were in Upington by 11:00 and had to say our goodbyes to picnic and LQ. We could not have asked for any first time trip as enjoyable and filled with stunning sightings as this one. Thanks for deciding to join us on the “trek” you two. This trip will be in our memories for ever.
Along the way we came across this interesting Padstal (Road Stall) if you want to stock up for the road ahead.
They even have a saying written on a piece of blackboard, uttered by Mae West at some point in her life, to remind us men not to get to old to soon.
I just had to take a pic of this still young but perfect quiver tree on the pavement.
Then we were all on our own and on our way to Augrabies. We arrived at the main gate to Augrabies at 01:10 and were greeted by smiling SANParks personnel who let us through to reception in no time.
Here is a photo of the landscape on our way to reception. One will never think that there can be a waterfall that beautiful in this landscape.
The next photo is a clear indication that you arrived at Augrabies Falls National Park and are welcomed with open arms. Stunning I think.
Although we arrived at reception by 01:15 and could only occupy the bungalow at 14:00, the friendly and professional personnel at the desk gave us the key so we could put our perishables into the fridge. It was 36 degrees outside.
We quickly booked a table for dinner in the restaurant before we set off for the bungalow and then for a drive through Augrabies. The view of the landscape around Augrabies was stunning. It was impossible to take photos of every outstanding rock formation that we came across. Here are some landscapes that we took to give ‘mites and first timers an idea of the environment you will experience when visiting Augrabies. There is much more to see than only the waterfall. To be continued.........