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 Post subject: Abrahamskraal a few pictures .
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:32 am 
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This is not trip report but a few photos to give those wanting to travel or stay in the West Coast National Park some idea of what they might expect.

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The rear view of th cottage

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View of the id hide at the cottage

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The "beach"

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Azure waters ofthe langebaan lagoon

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Sunset

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Sunset.
Well that should give folk some idea of the area.

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 Post subject: Re: Abrahamskraal a few pictures .
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Very nice photos Elizabeth :thumbs_up: Do you have any from the rest of the park?


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 Post subject: Re: Abrahamskraal a few pictures .
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Micetta We didn't take too many . My son also took photos so must ask him to send me his.. though I have a feeling its mainly of his kids... but we shall see.

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 Post subject: Re: Abrahamskraal a few pictures .
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Micetta wrote:
Very nice photos Elizabeth :thumbs_up: Do you have any from the rest of the park?

Micetta, some of Hugh's posted pix are of "the rest of the park". The beach photo is taken, I believe, at Tsaarsbank, and the following one is atop the Seeberg viewpoint.

If you'd like to see more pix, have a look at my WCNP trip reports from 2007 and 2006. This park is timeless, so the pix in these older trip reports reflect the park as it is today :wink: I've been visiting WCNP several times annually since 2006 and will be there again soon, definitely one of my favourite parks!

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 Post subject: Re: Abrahamskraal a few pictures .
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Arks I only went thru that park when the Osteospermum were in full bloom. Is there a lot of fijnbos there to?

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 Post subject: Re: Abrahamskraal a few pictures .
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SZ, if you take a look at my trip reports, you'll see pix of a variety of flowers and plants. This park is beautiful at all times of year and in all types of weather as well. Last September I went there on a cold and rainy day (I figured that the warmest place that day would be in my car!) and found the difference in appearance and atmosphere fascinating. Even tho the flowers were not open, there was lots of colour and I saw probably as much "game" as on a sunny day, tho probably fewer birds. And the surf at Tsaarsbank was thrilling!!!

Just "driving through" you may not see much. This is a park where you need to go slowly and take the time to look out for the smaller things that you might not spot if you are just driving through. I'm no good at Latin plant names, so don't know what "Osteospermum" are, but there is plenty of interesting fynbos, I think of both the strandveld and renosterveld types.

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Thanks for this Arks..Osteospermum are Cape Daisies

I spent a lot of time looking at fijnbos on the mountains and esp in the Cape Point nature reserve, but never thought of looking for it around Langebaan.

Sorry Elizabeth, us chatting ladies high jacking your thread... :redface:

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@Arks - Thank you! Will do do so :thumbs_up:


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Beautiful pics Eliz!!! :dance:

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Pics are there to give other folks an idea what they have been missing and any other info is well received Going to look up yours soon Arks I have been many times but never stayed there before. but I am sure you have been many times more.than I ever will. Went two years ago in the flower season,and that was something really special .

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Thanks Elizabeth.

Such a beautiful area outside the normal tourist route.


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Hi Hugh
We spent a night at Abrahamskraal last september and it was beautiful. The tree at the back was full of nesting cape weavers, we had a kestrel on the wall and the bird hide looked over the pan which was full of noise and excitement!! I could quite willingly spend a lot of time there. there were tortoises in the grass verge all along the road. Truly magical.
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