Cape Town and beyond

Birds are our Story

25th to 30th January 2020

This trip was planned at the very last minute. On the 23rd January I was told that my hip revision was postponed from 29th January to 3rd February. So, to fill in the week’s wait we decided to go to the Cape to find a few specials in Velddrif and at the same time to visit friends and family.

Flight organized, car hired, accommodation booked and we were off arriving in Cape Town mid afternoon. Two hours later we arrived at Kuifkopvisvanger and settled in to our cottage overlooking the Berg River – at the location where we hoped to see the Wilson’s Phalarope which had been hanging about there for some time.

View from our cottage balcony overlooking the Berg

Late afternoon drive and no luck. Next morning again no luck. Off to the salt works down the road where, we were told, there…

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