All arrived the Friday evening, and after setting up camp, congregated around the campfire to enjoy each other’s company and a perfect evening under the stars. In the distance we could hear the Fiery-necked Nightjar.
The next morning we all set off for the easier of the two gorge walks, which departs from the reception area. The views and fresh air revived the soul. Birding, unfortunately, was not in abundance, however, the butterflies, in varying arrays of colours, kept our interest, as did a number of plants discovered along the way. The rest of the day folk were able to relax or take a drive on many of the well marked out trails. A number of animal sightings were enjoyed including giraffe, zebra, blesbok, nyala and wildebees.
Later that afternoon we all made our way to a look-out point to enjoy sundowners together, after driving Van Zyls pass, the only section of the trails requiring low range four-wheel drive. The cloud formation over the Waterberg rendered a spectacular sunset.
The next day a smaller group of dedicated birders made their way along the second of the gorges and was rewarded with sightings of the African Paradise Flycatcher.
The camping accommodation offered makes this a venue to enjoy either on your own or in a small group at any one of 5 private exclusive campsites or a larger group at the shared ablutions campsites. Some even took up the tented accommodation which gives one more luxury while still enjoying all the benefits of being in the wilderness. Ian Simpson brought his Sherpa camper van for the weekend, which certainly aroused some interest from other campers.
We all made our way back to the city in our own time with no doubt of a return planned, if not to bird, then to enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness.
The last trial for the 2019 season also marked the last trail of the old format where the trial took place the day after training on the Sunday. This however didn’t mean the trial was to be a slow and easy trial. The good amount of rain over December and January made certain we would have some slippery tracks for ...
The last trial for the 2019 season also marked the last trail of the old format where the trial took place the day after training ...Read More
Early Saturday morning the day could only be described as wet, cold and miserable. Fortunately as participants starting rolling in, the clouds took note and starting rolling by to reveal yet another perfect day for some Landy fun. The 12 Land Rovers attending the days events looked just as ready as all the participants to sharpen there skills and learn ...
Early Saturday morning the day could only be described as wet, cold and miserable. Fortunately as participants starting rolling in, the clouds took note and ...Read More
LROC’s first event of the year got off on the right foot when we gathered at the Total Petroport on the N14 and soon realised we had taken over the petrol station. No less than 17 Land Rovers stood gleaming in the Sun and rearing to go. On this occasion Defenders showed up in force with anything from Military wolfs ...
LROC’s first event of the year got off on the right foot when we gathered at the Total Petroport on the N14 and soon realised ...Read More