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This pie who loved me–A Karoo discovery

To say that I’m a sucker for a nice pie might infer that I have a periodontal anomaly, rendering me unable to chew the thing properly. Not the case at all, I’m happy to say. No, all dinner manglers, (with … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Karoo National Park – Chapter VI (Final Chapter)

To be honest, we were rather pleased at leaving Addo. It was nothing the animals said, I promise. It was more the cloying, oppressive realisation that there were just too many people around. It was with these thoughts that we … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Chapter V – Addo Continued

Arriving back in camp just after sundown, we took a walk around the place before supper. At one side, there is a floodlit hide near a waterhole, where you can watch wild game considering a career in show business. After … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Episode IV – Addo

Striking camp at Mountain Zebra Park took just over an hour. This was because the cold and copious condensation on the tent and grass making packing a slippery challenge. Waving goodbye to the flora and fauna – and earning a … Continue reading

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Karoo Travels – Episode III

Dawn cracked magnificently in the Mountain Zebra National Park, near Cradock in the Eastern Cape – you thought I’d forgotten to tell you all about episode III of the travels hadn’t you? Well let that be a lesson. Seeing azure … Continue reading

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Karoo Trip – Episode II

Sunrise, the next morning was impossible to determine because of the heavy clouds still blanketing the nearby mountains. There’s something piously satisfying about being the first at the showers in a camp site. Hoping I’d elicit admiring glances from fellow … Continue reading

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Karoo Trip – Episode I

Mountain Zebra Park “Right – a break in the bush it is then,” I exclaimed with relief as we folded the last of the maps, and swept up the shattered remnants of the piggy bank. With the imminent World Cup … Continue reading

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A journey through the Karoo – in episodes

Over the next few days, I intend recounting a recent trip through the Karoo in South Africa. We visited three of South Africa’s National Parks – the Mountain Zebra Park, Addo National Park and the Karoo National Park. The posts … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 4

In the manner of the better photographers everywhere (well, we can fantasise can’t we?) we were up before sunrise and, with an oats breakfast bar removing all traces of moisture from our mouths, we drove off into the park looking … Continue reading

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Namaqualand Travels–Chapter 3

It was good to be back at the Karoo National Park and the familiar road led us to the reception area where we booked in. Again we were impressed and gratified by the friendliness of the staff, and as we … Continue reading

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