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... and we had a good time staying up late drinking, chatting, and even setting out into the night to wander around a neighboring schoolyard (until security began to circle and we hopped the fence and snuck back to the hostel).
The evening produced some logistical success as well, as early in the night I was able to find a reasonably priced car via a few phone calls to rental companies. I arranged for a ...
... which seemed to be a bit of a local enterprise down the river. A pleasant traditional lunch was shared with a welcome cool refreshment.
A further stop was made at the spectacular 48metre high Berlyn Falls before reaching God's Window where alas it was still cloud bound. We returned to Graskop for 4pm.
I headed out from the cottage and found the grassland edge of the town. I managed a reasonable picture of a ...
The flights via Dubai were fine. Dubai airport was like a city in itself, absolutely enormous. We arrived in Johannesburg on time at lunchtime to hot and humid conditions. We soon loaded up the vehicle and headed out east of the city.
We left the main Johannesburg to Nelspruit road towards Lydenburg and onto Graskop. Unfortunately this tarmac road turned out to be in some disrepair with potholes the size of craters. The locals had added their own signage e.g. ...
... up their sightings records
and begin to search for nests in the area. The enthusiasm and
generosity of this group had only increased since our last visit.
They began waking up at 3:30am with us to drive to key points and
listen for the distinctive booming of territorial hornbills and they
devoted a large portion of their busy schedules to sit down with our
maps in an attempt to distinguish group boundaries. Whenever we got
stuck someone would phone someone ...
... site of the big gold rush in South Africa. It was interesting to learn the history of the region.
We then made the last leg of our journey back to Pretoria and just reflected on the whole trip. What a tour and we met such great people! All in all it was everything we had hoped it would be!
We slept in our tent one last time and got ready to head to a new part of the world and a new country: Singapore!