This blog will rather focus on the photographic side of the visit than long narration (with a few exceptions here and there) My itinerary was as follows:
28 – 29 November, Mata Mata
30 Nov – 2 December, Urikaruus
3 – 4 December, Mata Mata
It was a trip of rather extremes – from very hot and dusty to a very nice thunder storm, very friendly staff to outright rude people, excellent sightings to rather quiet periods. Sit back and enjoy the ride…………
I left home at 7:30 and travelled via the N14 to Kuruman. Only “2 stop and go” on the way and can you believe it, I travelled right through both without stopping. Except for the fairly old detour on the way to Ventersdorp and the 2 “stop and go” the road was actually in a very good condition with very little traffic. I left the N14 at Kuruman as I prefer to travel via Van Zylsrus. By now it was fairly hot (36C) and I decided to stop off in Hotazel for something cold….. I should have known better, Sunday 14:00 nobody around and the only shop obviously very closed. So luke warm water from my water bottle in the car will have to do. I arrived at my lodging for the first evening at Van Zylsrus and after a quick cold beer, ok-ish steak hit the bed fairly early. Unfortunately the aircon in my room was only blowing out hot air but I eventually managed to fall asleep after opening the windows and fighting off a few mozzies.