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5 December Mata Mata to Pretoria

After getting up early, packing the final few things in the I car reported at reception for and early start on the trip to Pretoria. Unfortunately, the guy overslept and only arrived at 6:05 (5:30 official opening time). All guests returning to Mata Mata have left without their permits but I did not want to chance arriving at Twee Rivieren without a permit and then being sent back to collect it. It was amazing to travel on the dust free roads with puddles of water everywhere

The female Cheetah with the two cubs were feeding on a Springbok carcass close to the road but the grass was so tall that I could not manage a clear photo. Further on I found this Twany Eagle soaking his feet in the water

and eventually dipping his backside in the water

I travelled back home via Van Zylsrus to Kuruman then N14 all the way home. The “stop and go” (2) was still in action but as on my inbound trip I travelled through both without being stopped.

This is the end of this Trip Report and I trust that you enjoyed the trip with me. I am already looking forward to my next visit in April 2012.