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... the next morning and because they would charge us per person, I nominated myself to be responsible for getting to the airport where the pickup would occur.
At some point during the night, Andy expressed interest in visiting Graskop and Blyde River Canyon, our next destinations, and we invited him to join us on our road trip. He agreed and we were excited to have someone new in our party.
... 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 ...
... amp; no diving or swimming in the post holes. They have and will be there for some time, in common with many other roads as we were to find out throughout the holiday. We duly arrived at our accommodation, Molly's Garden Cottage in the small town of Graskop just before 6pm as the light was fading fast.
On the route we had not been able to stop for any birding, but nevertheless quite a few birds were noted and it got the list started. Perhaps most pleasing and ...
... part sugar-cane, and as one
could expect with this group, a large part set aside and managed
solely as pristine wildlife habitat. Many of these farms have been in
the same family for several generations and their knowledge of the
history of the area is extensive. As we would drive or walk they
would keep up a constant stream of information:
“Over here is where King Dingaan created a shrine of sorts to
contain his ...
Leaving Jo'burg, we did not know what to expect of South Africa. We were out of the 'scary' big city as we headed into the countryside. And what did we find as we headed into the region of Mpumalanga, but crisp cascades and a classic canyon.
As we left the big city behind us, we met the rolling green hills of Mpumalanga. It was beautiful scenary and we were excited about spending time in this gorgeous area.
We stopped off at the old mining town of ...