MandB’s african adventure – South Africa 21

Right people time for another update…

We walked up Lion’s Head for sunset (becoming a common theme!), Chrissy P check out the head torches…


We drove around Cape Point with Neil (the bar man from our backpackers) Simon and Dave (two of our new buddies). We were supposed to catch crayfish, until we found out that it was the closed season and we were also dropping our lines in a nature reserve!!


As usual Baboons bring the traffic to a stop as they chill in the road..


The gang..Simon, Dave and Neil…


We have sorted our vehicle (1995 Toyota Hilux 4×4)to drive to Kenya and while waiting for the mechanic to finish checking it over we headedoff to Swellendam for some R&R from our hectic life (!)in Cape Town. Swellendam is the 3rd oldest town in SA sitting on the edge of the Marloth Nature Park and Bontebok Game Park. So we cracked open our wonderfully snug and comfy tent (forgot to take photo’s – sorry LSC people – will do next time promise!) put on our walking boots and hiked into the Marloth Park…


We also hired two bikes one day and cycled to and around the Bontebok Park (named as it main breeding park for Bontebok in the world – Antelope type animals which were nearly extinct – 17 left at one point), which was hard work on our non bike legs…


We are now back in Cape Town waiting for our car to be ready (literally in 10 mins!!!) so the next update will have photos of the beast.

Love you all loads


Posted from South Africa:

posted Wednesday September 2006