Skip to Content

naomi c's A Tale of Two Waterholes - Dec. '12

Tell us about your breathtaking experiences in the parks

Moderator: hilda

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 11:57 am

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 11:59 am

Nearer to Pafuri Gate we found a troop of Baboons drinking from the rain puddles in the road

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 11:59 am

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 1:46 pm

SM and Hilda! :thumbs_up:

And this weird-shaped Boabab

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 1:47 pm

And then the gate came into view

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 1:51 pm

I am always sad when leaving Kruger and it was no different this time around! :cry:

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 2:42 pm

Next up......

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 3:00 pm

Hallo NetEk! :thumbs_up:

Hi there Trrp-trrrrr! :D

While travelling from Pafuri to Mapungubwe we realized the extent and severity of the drought in the north - what the animals survived on was a mystery to me!
Between Musina and Mapungubwe we just had to stop at this Boabab to take a pic!

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri May 17, 2013 3:44 pm

NetEk - I am sure there are much more coming up that you are familiar with. Stay tuned! :)

We stopped in Musina to try and buy some meat without much success - we could not believe how empty the shelves were. It was past midday when we arrived at the gate. Check-in was quick but we still had to travel the distance to Mazhou Campsite in the western section of the Park.

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 22, 2013 12:07 pm

Barry and Hilda, Cape of Storms and Pumbaa! :thumbs_up:

Originally our booking was only for Tsendze. Since our last visit to Mapungubwe in 2007 we have been talking of going there again but just never got to it! So, on the spur of the moment I added the night at Punda as a stopover and four nights at Mazhou Campsite and ............ we fell in love all over again! Still cannot believe why it has taken us so long to return to this very special place! Mapungubwe is a nature lover's paradise!

The campsite is awesome

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 22, 2013 6:11 pm

We saw plenty of animals - the elephants again being the star attraction

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 22, 2013 6:14 pm

Amazing landscapes

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Filled with majestic Boababs

Image

naomi c
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2411
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:55 am
Location: Centurion

Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Wed May 22, 2013 6:16 pm

And wondrous rock-formations

Image


Return to “Travel Tales”