and were ready for breakfast at 7 am. We left the guest house at 8:15 am and continued to Vryburg. I asked the SO whether we had to fill up but he said the tank is still half full. Halfway between Vryburg and Kuruman the fuel light went on. Oh, oh, we were in the middle of nowhere. We stopped a car on a sideroad and were told that the next petrol station is in Kuruman. Thus we continued with 90 kmh to save petrol.
At the stop and goes before Kuruman I had a chance to take some pictures of the pied crows who were around in abundance
and an ant-eating chat
Our first stop in Kuruman was at the petrol station of course. Puh,what a relief that we made it.
After seeing a lot of mines before Olifantshoek
the landscape got nicer now
In Olifantshoek we found this interesting road sign
The last stretch to Upington it was really nice
We arrived in Upington at 2:30 pm and checked into our guest house
where we were greeted by the locals
At 3:30 pm we went to the car rental office at the airport and tried to exchange our car. We had a Nissan which used a lot of unleaded petrol – as we found out the hard way. Furthermore, the 4th gear only worked when it was up to it, the 4wd was not working properly and the car had no power. It was no problem at all to exchange the car and we left quite happy with a Hilux which turned out to be much better.
The next stop was the new shopping mall. We were lucky and got two cooler boxes and a flask at special opening prices. Then we did the rest of our shopping at the Super Spar. But when we went to the meat section, we realised that they do not have a good selection there. As it was already 6:45 by now, we returned to the guest house and went for dinner at a restaurant.
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TR KNP 2013 Gatita's KNP - will we visit a green park again? March 2013