Spitzkop Nature reserve

Day 4 of 8 to Trawal

“Monday morning up with the lark…I think I’ll take a walk in the park…hey hey hey its a beautiful day” Day 4 And so it was time to leave Vanzylsrus head back down the road, got waylaid by some really fast tortoises who were camera shy and legged it out of the photos… …back past Hotazel,…

will you or I do it?

Day 3 of 8 to Trawal

Day 3 Sundays are the only day of the week that it is possible to visit the nearby Meerkat study program. Here it is possible to meet some of the stars of the famous BBC program “Meerkat Manor” and so 4AM saw us stumbling around in the dark and making our way out to the study…

On the road

Day 2 of 8 days to Trawal

Day 2 was shorter at just over 300km to Vanzylsrus. Departure was at 0730 and 21 degrees C. Vryberg to Vanzylsrus Not a padstal in sight along the way. Several attempts were made in Kuruman to locate the Information centre, (access was locked), the Water Source called The Eye, (access was fenced) and the Moffat Mission,…

Typical Karoo sight

Day 1 of 8 days to Trawal, January 2014

A trip to Trawal (pronounced Traval) was in planned for several reasons…to undertake some photography for family, the perfect excuse to visit and stay awhile, and also to take the road less travelled. A route neither of us had ever been on meant some research (alot!! as it turned out) was needed to discover what…

Locusts

2014 and back to South Africa

Early January 2014 saw us both returning on different dates from Entebbe to Johannesburg, South Africa, staying for a few days at our current favourite selfcatering spot…Stable Cottage near Fourways. (images to follow) And it was back onto our bikes….out to Northern Farm and 30kms later…pooped. (images to follow) From Johannesburg back out to Hippo…