Bartman! You had me in stitches!!
In our immediate family we are only 2 daughters, no sons, so my dad is used to being out numbered 3 to 1.... 7 to one was a bit much though, he just zoned out and ignored us, thank goodness we were in two vehicles or he might have jumped off one of those magical view points!
You are right, it was freezing, our vehicle had the temperature at -3 degrees and it stayed below 0 until 10:30am on sunday morning!!
But what a wonderful camp, wood fires in the chalets so the evenings were cosy with hot chocolate and marshmellows
Here is the breakdown of what we saw (and where we saw them, for those of you who are familiar with the park
(poor sighting faaaaaaaaar away) on the Sonnenrust 4x4 loop, we also saw brown hyena and cheetah tracks
along the road
- bat-eared fox
on the newest 4x4 loop near link road (can't remember the name
- black-backed jackal
along the Kranskop loop between the two picnic sites. Wonderful sighting, we heard vervet monkeys and hadedas going crazy so we stopped, listened and waited and she appeared out of the bushes and walked along the road, then in the road and then hopped up the bank on the other side. MAGIC! We then spotted another one about 20min later along the main road after the river crossing - young male.
, many sightings. 2 along the Rooiplaat loop, 3 on Juriesdam 4x4 loop, 1 on the Ubejane loop, 1 Link road, 2 Sonnenrust Loop
- black rhino
- a mother and calf along the unejane loop (fitting considering "ubejane" is black rhino in Xhosa)
along link road (quite a nice herd), sonnenrust loop (breeding herd), main road (bulls), valley section of the Kranskop loop and along the Ubejane loop
- red hartebeest
; grey rhebok
; black wildebeest
; cape mountain zebra
; burchell's zebra
; vervet monkey
; rock dassie
; ground squirrel
; chacma baboon
; common duiker
; water mongoose
; yellow mongoose
; cape hare
; and signs of aarvark, but didn't see one - next time
Will load some pics tomorrow!