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Bushkid's day trip to West Coast National Park : 6 Aug

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Bushkid's day trip to West Coast National Park : 6 Aug

Unread postby Bushkid1 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:15 pm

Hi,

With the memories of my recent Kruger Trip still fresh in my mind (I'm still struggling to continue/continue my Kruger Trip postings), the possibility of a Sunny SUNday between the two cold fronts, provided the perfect excuse to visit West Coast National Coast, only 88km from Cape Town. On my first trip to WCNP 5 years ago, I had seen ostriches, more ostriches, even more ostriches and yes... a tortoise. Things could only get better. :lol:

We awoke at 7:00 to a typical winter overcast day in Cape Town and decided that we will trust the weatherman for a change and started preparing for the journey up north. We left at 09:00, while it was still very overcast. We took a leisurely drive along the scenic R27 and arrived at the West Coast gate at 10:00.

Our first was sighting was 200m into the gate. Can you guess?

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No prizes for guessing. :)

We continued along the west route towards Postberg area after stopping for breakfast at Abrahamskraal waterhole. We were met by the water guardian?

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Anyone know what bird is this? (I'm slowly getting into bird watching)

And then it was straight on towards Postberg, which is only open to the public during AUGUST & SEPTEMBER. Detail report to follow...

There are no predators in WCNP but which other NP has this to offer:

GORGEOUS GAME (No wonder I didn't see any previously, they were all hiding in POSTBERG)
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LOVELY LAGOON
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BEAUTIFUL BEACHESImage

SPLENDID SCENERY
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and the stars of the show at the moment,
WONDERFUL WILD FLOWERS.
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All you Kaarpies, don't miss the show, and head up north. You won't be disappointed.

PS: Watch the weather report for the next sunny day!

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Unread postby Bushkid1 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:12 pm

Hi
LS and MC, Thanks for pointing out that there are predators in WCNP. This means I have to go again to see them :wink:
LS: I'll check out your post to see the predator
WC We had a great day.

While I sort myself out for the trip report find some additional pics for your viewing.

Image - Beautiful Bontebok!

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