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Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Oumie » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:56 pm

1 April
Left for Karoo at 11am.....arrived just as the gates were closing....still light outside, so we could set camp up and have a braai :D

2 April...woke up late :shock: Wow we slept like babies :lol:
Nice sunny day.....only put up the pull out rally tent.....
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Chilled at camp....till afternoon....took a nice slow drive....First animal we saw was a Kudu...
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Saw this lone Hartebeest....
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This Pale Chanting Gosshawk was standing on a small shrub...
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Went to the picnic site...needed to go to the ablution.....nice picnic area and shade 8)
Left to go back towards camp.....after we came around the bend...I saw something move in the bushes by the small dry river.....told so to stop....sat scanning the bushes....then I saw her....she was stalking something......had to take a photo even if she was far away...just to show and say I have seen my first lioness in the Karoo!
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Near the end of the road these Gemsbok were lying down.....
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Ostrich further down....
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A Kudu arrived.....
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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Oumie » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:05 pm

The Kudu walked passed the Ostrich.....
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Then we saw where she is walking to....to join the male....
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Further on was a young male....
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There were 2 male Ostrich and 2 females....
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The females suddenly looked up....wondering what they looked at...could not see anything....maybe just to pose for us :D
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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Oumie » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:19 pm

3 Apr

Woke up early....going to take a long drive today as it is our last day here......
Winding road....to the top....
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The view at the top....
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Klipspringer on the edge of the road....
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Lovely view at the lookout stop.....
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There were 2 Black eagles sitting on ledges....the one was a bit far to take a photo....this one was closer......
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It was calling and kept on looking around....
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Carried on.....the mountains had a lovely blue colour to them...
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Lone Hartebeest.....
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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:51 am

Nice to see that you are reporting on your Karoo trip. 8)

The scenery really does look quite magnificent.

The black eagles are magnificent, what a sighting. :D I also love the little klippie. Such sweet looking animals. :clap: :clap: :clap: on your sweet kuku against the backdrop of the mountains. Truly beautiful.

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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Oumie » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:10 am

After sitting watching the Black Eagles we carried on......
Another magnificent view.....
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Gemsbok posing for us.....
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This Zebra stood on the rocks looking at us taking photos....
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Got a look of a donkey....not like a Burchell's Zebra :lol:
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Springbok...
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While taking photos this one decided to do its "business"
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I named them the "Spooks" because of their white faces :D
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Back to camp for brunch......
After brunch we went to town to go stock up on some food as we are leaving for Golden Gate tomorrow ....
Back in camp....had a nice braai and to bed to get up early for our next park 8)

Was a nice stop-over....will stop here again on our way back.
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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Mischief » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:15 am

Short,concise and a very sweet TR accompanied by wonderful pics...just lovely.Off to see how you fared at GGate :gflower:
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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:11 pm

Lots of different antelopes, breathtaking landscapes plus black eagles - Simply amazing sightings, Oumie :mrgreen:

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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by jjames04 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:50 am

Nice TR Oumie! Some really nice pictures, especially the Black Eagles! We looked and looked while we were there but couldn't find any.

Cheers,

Joe

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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:04 am

Thanks for reminding us of what a wonderful little Park this is. I really enjoyed it. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:24 am

Wonderful photos - I can't believe you saw the lion! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Giggled at the springbokkie doing it's business!

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Re: Oldies begin the trip at Karoo....

Unread post by hilda » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:05 am

What a lovely early morning read about a beautiful Park we still have to visit Oumie! Awesome scenery shots, and I love the Klipspringertjie! :clap: :clap:

Beautiful sighting and pictures of the Verreaux's Eagle (Black Eagle)! Such a special raptor! :clap: :clap:

Lovely Ostriches, Kudus, Zebra, Gemsbok and Hartebeest, with a Lioness to top it all! Lucky you! :dance: :dance:

Oumie wrote:Was a nice stop-over....will stop here again on our way back.


Does that mean that you will continue here on your return trip? Looking forward to more please! In the meantime I will look out for the Golden Gate report! :dance: :dance:


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