Spring in Namaqualand


We started our trip to Namaqualand with a visit to the West Coast National Park, where we stayed in the Duinepos Camp.  This allowed us the opportunity to see the wild flowers at Postberg (along with many visitors from Cape Town, as it was a Saturday) and also to look out for local birds.  Being late winter, the migrant waders were still absent, so we had to be content with the resident population. This still provided plenty of species and we started off with a good few.

After two nights we proceeded up the coast to Velddrif, where we again concentrated on water birds, before heading north to Rocher Pan.  There was virtually nothing to see there, so we set off for Kamieskroon and the Kamieskroon Hotel, where we were to spend 5 nights.

Namaqualand Route Our route in Namaqualand

On Monday I had only one thing in mind and that was…

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