Winter Birding – Part 1 – Calvinia to Kgalagadi

Originally posted on roncorylus:
We traveled from Hermanus to Calvinia in wet, rainy and cold weather and spent the night at The Blou Nartje, a comfortable guest house with some good historical connections.  The trip from there to Upington was uneventful, with little to see in the way of birds.  The scenery, however, is typical Karoo/Bushmanland and very bleak.  Occasional outcrops of dolerite litter the… Continue reading Winter Birding – Part 1 – Calvinia to Kgalagadi

Winter Birding – Part 2 – Mata Mata

Originally posted on roncorylus:
We spent three nights in one of the comfortable riverside cottages in Mata Mata Rest Camp.  Looking out over the river bed whilst enjoying an evening braai, we saw Gemsbok and Blue Wildebeest, with occasional Red Hartebeest, and were visited every evening by scavenging Jackals. Our drives down the Auob river provided excellent game viewing with abundant animals including Lion, Leopard… Continue reading Winter Birding – Part 2 – Mata Mata