KGALAGADI 2015 - WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

by Sheleph
(Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa)

Kgalagadi May 2015 - Family & Friends

Kgalagadi May 2015 - Family & Friends

Kgalagadi May 2015 - Family & Friends
Kgalagadi 2015 collage
Van Zylsrus Hotel - Fun times!
OUSUS - The Kalahari Lion

KGALAGADI 2015 - WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS


Our 1st visit to The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was in 2012 (2-12 August 2012).

Talking to my brother and his wife, Andronicus & Salome Graham and our neighbors, Etienne & Carmen Pohl we decided to plan and book a trip to The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park during May 2015 (16-23 May 2015). Etienne & Carmen also decided to invite their German friends, Reinhard & Beate Knauder, on this trip.

Our itinerary looked as follows:-

K G A L A G A D I : 16-23 May 2015

Fri 15-May-15 - PRETORIA -> KURUMAN -> VAN ZYLSRUS HOTEL
Sat 16-May-15 - VAN ZYLSRUSHOTEL -> MIDDELPUTS BORDER
Sat 16-May-15 - MIDDELPUTS BORDER -> KGALAGADI
Sat 16-May-15 - KALAHARI TENTED CAMP
Son 17-May-15 - KALAHARI TENTED CAMP
Mon 18-May-15 - MATA MATA RESTCAMP
Tues 19-May-15 - NOSSOB REST CAMP
Wed 20-May-15 - NOSSOB REST CAMP
Thurs 21-May-15 - TWEE RIVIEREN RESTCAMP
Fri 22-May-15 - TWEE RIVIEREN RESTCAMP
Sat 23-May-15 - TWEE RIVIEREN -> UPINGTON
Sat 23-May-15 - UPINGTON -> RED SANDS; KURUMAN
Son 24-May-15 - KURUMAN -> PRETORIA

What an awesome experience for us!

Our stopover in Van Zylsrus was also a great highlight of our journey together!

On the 1st morning (17 May), my brother Andronicus and me, left for early morning drive. To our big surprise, what did we find at Craig Lockhart? Yes, BIG CATS, ie LIONS! When we returned to the camp the rest of the party didn't believe us, but we had PROOF! Indeed, PROOF! Thereafter, early morning drives were the norm! Hahahaha . . . I told them so!

On the morning of 20 May 2015 we found two lionesses with a kill - we spent the whole day at this sighting! Awesome times! Many photographic opportunities! Yes!

During 2015, I was fortunate to acquire the wonderful book by oom Piet Heymans about 'Ousus - Lady of the Kalahari'. Therefore, a much anticipated visit was made to Bedinkt waterhole to celebrate and reminiscence this wonderful story as told by oom Piet.

We left Nossob on the morning of 21 May 2015 and a near hit by three Cheetahs on a Springbok was sighted. Eish!

Being a keen birder as well, I found many opportunities to make the trip even so more enjoyable. The photographic book (see link below) showcases some of my pictures.

After our trip, I also made a QPHOTO PHOTOBOOK as a memory of excellent times with family and newly found friends, ie Reinhard and Beate from Germany. Herewith the link to experience our journey with us.

As you can see and sense, we had a wonderful time as family and friends together! Looking forward to our next journey!



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Sep 28, 2016
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Good times
by: Jennifer

It looks like you guys had an awesome stay with good company....and I'm not just talking about your friends! (lions) look like they were high up on the list.
Thanks for sharing your stunning book, it's always nice to have something like that to look at from time to time and share in the special memories.

Sep 23, 2016
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Well done
by: Frank

Ousus is a very difficult book to find and well done on putting your photobook together - it looks most professional with super images!

Sep 23, 2016
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It pays to get up early!
by: Yvonne

Great experience and getting up early produces much better sightings and better photographs!

Sep 23, 2016
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Nice!
by: Nico

What was the Van Zylrus road like? The last time we did it the last half was terrible!

Sep 23, 2016
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Hard to beat a Kalahari safari!!
by: Angie

Looks like you had a great time!

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