So, we did it. My wife and me drove from Port Elizabeth through the beautiful Karoo to Beaufort West. We took the gravel road from Baroe to Aberdeen and we passed the little towns, Klipplaat and Mount Steward railway station.
From Aberdeen we took the tarred road to Beaufort West and passed the Camdeboo mountains.
The Karoo veld is really green after good rain in the summer and rainy season.
We saw this ???? next to the road....
Sunday morning 7 o'clock we booked in at Karoo N.P. for our long awaited visit. It was quiet at reception and it seemed to me that the park was still asleep. Not that I was used to at Addo N.P.
We drove the circular road and the absence of wild life was surprising. Except for this 2 "hartbeeste" and a few ostriches we saw "nothing". We drove slowly and 2 cars passed us at high speed.
We breakfast at the Doornhoek picnic site...in peace...only one car passing. The braai roosters were "new" and clearly not so popular.
From Doornhoek the road is winding up the mountains to Klipspringerspass. We saw the 2 Black Eagles in flight near Rooivalle...and a Klipspringer on the cliff. This was a highlight for my wife in the absence of any other wildlife.
At 13h00 we stopped at the shop for refreshments...only us...again...no one else.
We visited the bird hide and then drove the Lammertjiesleegte circular road where we saw 2 Steenbokkies and a few ostriches.
This morning...Monday...we took the gravel road via Rietbron and Willowmore home.