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Wanted to see the best view in the whole of South Africa from "God's Window". Unfortunately, the cloud was a bit too low, so despite us driving up to God's Window three times, God never opened the curtains..
Visited nice waterfalls; played with Jenny's camera; ate pancakes.
Impala in the hotel garden when we got back, which was nice. Apparently there are zebras who practically LIVE in the hotel and which everyone has seen - ...
... back brought us out near Zur Alten, the place we are staying in right now. We went into the local town, Graskop, to get some needed beer and look at the local tourist items.
Back at the holiday cottage we were informed that the electricity would be off for two hours from six pm, this happens most days and is called 'load shraring', so we quickly had a cup of tea and started cooking our evening meal, it felt a bit slow as it was an electricity stove not ...
... Having had experience with this in Indonesia I kept my confidence up and was able to safely find my way back to familiar territory and, after a few wrong turns, I was relieved to hear the familiar crackle of gravel under the tires as I turned and slowed into the parking lot of the hostel.
We packed our bags into our tiny white Chevy Spark, which provided just enough room for everything and ...
... despite thick vegetation, but sadly a Southern Boubou was camera shy. I also added a Black-headed Heron and White-throated Swallow to our bird list.
Dinner was an interesting affair at the Loco Pub, the old station from former glory days of the mining industry. They were on limited generator power as their electricity supply cables had been stolen. We dined by paraffin light. Not every tourist gets the REAL South Africa ...
... the numbers of Amur Falcons perched on posts and overhead wires. The slaughter of these overwintering birds in Nagaland, India on their route from Eastern Asia and Russia via the Indian Ocean has thankfully stopped this winter. No count made but there must have been well over 100 birds en route.
After dark a thunderstorm struck. We dined at Canimambo, a Portguese restaurant in Graskop and had an excellent meal..
I was awake at 6am and it was already ...