the West Coast National Park.
Dreamer and I had been trying to get to WCNP for the past 2 weeks and on Friday 14th we managed to get it right. The sun was shining…that was all the encouragement we needed.
We left home at 9h00 and had arrived in WCNP by 11h00…no matter which way you try to exit Cape Town at the moment the road works catch you.
There were only 3 cars in front of us at the entrance gate. After a brief stop to get the cameras sorted we headed off to Abrahamskraal Waterhole. There is a new birdhide there..well new since I was there last.Tony T has posted photos here
There were many Red-Knobbed Coots with chicks, Dabchicks and Sacred Ibises around. We didn’t stay there for too long. Postberg was calling.
Along the way we saw an Ostrich and then a Pied Crow, then another Ostrich and another Pied Crow and then yet another Ostrich and…..
At last we entered Postberg and headed up to Uikyk.
The plain on the left as you enter Postberg and drive up to Uitkyk was alive with animals. Gemsbok, Wildebeest, Springbok, Zebra with babies and Bontebok with babies. Bat – Eared foxes were to be seen as well. Tortoises were in abundance as well…we stopped counting at 12...
Although the usual carpets of flowers were not really at their best it was a still a stunning sight.
We parked up at Uitkyk. Unfortunately it was a bit windy and the skies were clouding over. This made the photography a bit more on the challenging side. Uitkyk has many different flowers and one doesn’t even need to walk far to see them.
Dreamer and I were soon hard at work. Unfortunately I do not know many of the names of these flowers. If anybody can ID them for me please go ahead…It is time to buy a book on West Coast Flowers.
Kus Gousblom – Arctotis Stoechadifolia
flower 2 … same as flower1 ( I think)
Pienk froetang – Romulea hirsuta
Reenblommetjie( rain flower) – Dimorphotheca pluvialis
An Oxalis of sorts???
To be continued when the page turns....
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus.