31stMarch/1st April continued
Next up - a speeding road user
But we did manage to catch up for a close up
Near the start of the 14th borehole loop we spotted a dark ‘bush’ on the top of the dunes - a male lion. Another ostrich family - a bit bigger this time (seemed like an ostrich explosion all thru the park!)
And at Craig Lockhardt - Beauty, not a beast!
Lots of gorgeous birds - this black breasted snake eagle had just caught his lunch.
Back to Kalahari Tented Camp for a full on brunch and some relaxing. We were quite disappointed that we had got unit 8. This unit has a big camel thorn tree right in front of it, so no view of the water hole. As it turned out, the water hole view was not going to be important this time. After cooling off in the pool, we left on our late afternoon drive.
Just after Craig Lockhardt we met another bat eared fox family, and stopped and watched their antics and hunting moves for a while.
Spotted a Pearl spotted Owlet
Then headed back to camp watching stormy skies.
At KTC we had a very quick braai - very crispy flame grilled wors and chops.
All around there was thunder and lightning, it just seemed like there was a tiny piece of sky right above the patio that was clear, and the air was so still it was eery. As we finished our hasty supper, the first raindrops fell and the wind started to gust. Phew! Good timing!
That night the wind blew and it poured. I thought that the tent was going to be blown away, the gusts were so strong. Every time a particularly strong gust would hit the tent, the velcrose on the tent flap (zips did not work) would come undone, and the rain would be blown in.
After a very long night, doing a lot of jumping out of bed and skating on a wet floor, to fight with the tent flap, morning arrived with clear skies. Only evidence of the night before - a few puddles in the road.
On to Twee Rivieren today!
Just after Sitzas - this big guy intently watching the waterhole.
With the grader revving right behind us, we reluctantly moved on. Lots of secretary birds were out scrutinizing the veld. We found a group of giraffe at Dalkeith and then this Tawny eagle.
Followed by a juvenile Lanner Falcon
Apart from the usual game at 14th borehole, some more giraffe with one lying down.(we have never seen this before)
On to Kamqua picnic site where we pulled in next to a white double cab, which turned out to be Lirritma and the guys. After exchanging our sighting details for the morning, Lirritma left for Mata Mata, and we started to make our way down the Auob in the opposite direction. (hoping to find some of Gerrit’s cats)