This is part of the Sanparks in South Africa – we have a Wildcard so entry fees and camp fees are really low. It is so worth it to have a wild card.
The camp is tiny but immaculate – they even clean the outside taps with Brasso!
Animals are typical Karoo animals – Oryx, Springbok, Ostriches, and they have lions there now as well. The animals are way more scared of cars than in the Kruger park but you can see the animals from miles away because of the landscape. I’m not going to bore you with pictures of the animals but rather a few photographs of the landscape.
From the Karoo National Park we drove through Meiringspoort – moving from the Groot Karoo to the Klein Karoo – Oudtshoorn way. This pass through the mountain is absolutely amazing. We stopped in the pass at a Waterfall where Zoe played in the river and the watering hole at the bottom of the waterfall. The fable around this waterfall and the hole is that the Karoo mermaid lives in it and the the hole is bottomless – it is exceptionally deep but if it is bottomless remains a secret. The sun was really at a bad angle so I couldn’t take pictures of the waterfall.
And here are the pictures:
Windpump – the symbol of the Karoo – I’m windpump mad at the moment – just buying anything that a windpump