We drove from the Waterberg to our overnight stop in Mahikeng. The less said about Mahikeng, the better. It is the most disgustingly filthy place imaginable – on a par with Umthatha. It appears that nothing has been spent on town maintenance, upkeep of roads, traffic lights, garbage removal, etc., for 25 years, and it shows!!
On the way there we drove through the Pilanesberg Reserve, an excellent birding destination, however, this too is showing signs of decay and the roads are in disrepair, the buildings and toilets are run down and there is a general air of neglect about the place. It is not within the Sanparks stable and this may explain the lack of maintenance. We were very disappointed and will not return.
There were many Korhaans, mainly Northern Black, along the road to Vryburg and then, near Warrenton, we saw a huge flock of Abdim’s Storks in…
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