We’d driven kilometers along the monotonous N1 highway through the bone-dry Karoo, which connects South Africa’s business metropolis Johannesburg with Cape Town.
The last National Park on our trip through the Karoo lies in the Nuweveld Mountains north of Beaufort Wes. The park became most famous because of a troublesome Lion named Spook, who managed to escape twice from the national park boundaries and brought the surrounding farms into a state of alarm. A large male lion is not to be taken lightly.
I had been here in Camdeboo National Park, when my travels in South Africa started four years ago. This nature reserve struck me already then as a place of exceptional beauty with an extraordinary setting, encircling the historical town of Graaf-Reinet. Continue reading Camdeboo – The Green Valley In The Great Thirstland
We wanted to see it – the Zebra with the big stripes on its bum, black and white alternating down to its hoofs and with a white belly: the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra of South Africa.
We’d hiked about half of the seven-kilometer trail, which led mainly through the dunes of De Mond Nature Reserve before arriving at the beach with the wind pumping and the sun shining mercilessly on our heads. Continue reading Encounter With Whale Mum And Baby