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... further south and drove into our last country in Africa, South Africa woop woop. The border crossing was a nice easy one. It's amazing how much the scenery has changed just before the border and just inside South Africa. No longer endless Namibian desert, now it's all mountains, orchards and vineyards. Just before the border we stopped in a town that literally only exists because of the ...
... basking in the sun. We also seem to have arrived at the perfect time as it's baby season, which the plaque said lasts for about 3 weeks so most of them had a pup or were about to have a pup. There were babies everywhere both alive and sadly a lot were dead. We were also lucky enough to watch one giving birth right at our feet. Pretty gross but so cool to see as I've never seen anything like it. Then we continued down the coast ...
... there was was golden sand and small black rocks, one of which was the chameleon! Of course Matt was the one to find it! What a beautiful little creature. Not used to humans he hissed at us while looking from side to side with his googlie eyes. I nearly forgot, we were also shown a side winder snake. This little guy created an 'S' shape and slithered sideways along the sand. He was a poisonous fella so we stayed clear. To end our great morning in the desert Johnny drove the ...
... but were ushered into an enclosure housing two caracals. They were beautiful creatures, named Romeo and Juliet, who dozed peacefully amongst the spiny bushes as we visitors, growing slowly braver, edged close and closer to photograph them. The third enclosure housed two cheetahs called Oscar and Wild. They obviously knew the guide well and allowed him to stroke and pet them. One of the German tourists did the same and soon we were queuing up to ...
Skeleton Coast is aptly named, most mornings a dense fog covers the 3
½ million acres, which resulted in numerous ship wrecks along the
coast. When they get shipwrecked they knew that there was no
survival. We got the fog this morning and so understand the name,
luckily for us the fog only lasted about 30 minutes. Entering the
park the colour of the ground is red, brown, grey or green changing
colour as you move ...