Eventually I continue, albeit very condensed...
Our last two days are spent camping at Mountain Zebra National Park. The clouds had gathered once again and a nasty wind had arisen causing the temperature to plunge. We arrived at the campsite and pitched our tent in the wind, quite a trying experience!
We had camped in MZ 11 years previously, in December, and had stayed in the chalets last year. Then it had been hot. Now it was cold and windy, really uncharacteristic summer weather. The veld was extremely green and there was water everywhere. We saw all of the common animals in the park, mountain zebra, springbok, black wildebeest, red hartebees, blesbok, and a mountain zebra. We also saw a BB jacal, a first for us in the park. The wind was practically howling on top of the mountain and the birds were very scarce!
The SO and I reflected a bit on our holiday and we both agreed that camping is a lot more enjoyable (even in the wind and rain!). Maybe we'll feel differently when we're older but for now we're camping. Its cheaper and a ot more fun!
The camping area at MZ is small, but very nice. The sites arer grassed and shaded, each with a power point and a tap nearby. The communal kitchen has a microwave oven, 2 plate stoves and a leaky urn. The ablutions have seen better days (they were band new when we were there in 1995) and need to be refurbished. They are clean but are getting on a bit.
All in all a very pleasant SANParks tour but with one very very negative point. TOO SHORT!!! It felt like we were only getting into it, then we had to go home again!
Not very many pics I'm afraid but here goes:
View from campsites