November 2021 Karoo Get-away

The ever beautiful light of the Greater Karoo – balm for the soul –

Trip Overview

N1 out of Cape Town, off at Klapmuts, agter Paarl, Wellington, Bains Kloof closed (no signs thank you) detour past Hermon, Tulbach to Ceres, Theronsberg Pass, to the R355 the beginning of the Tanqwa Karoo. Horrible corrugations, easy ride up to Camping at Langkloof.

R355 Ceres to Calvinia tyre-eating road.

To Varschfonein for lunch break closed by Sanparks can’t be bothered to fix it and too far to go and service it – like what else do they have to do – so sad.

Up to Langkloof – nice camping site with facilities and some old decayed farm buildings: The Wall – not a symmetrical brick in sight 🙂

A twisting view

Swallows nest building

Storm #1 approaching – what a night – huge high winds

Kelkiewyn – Namaqwa sand grouse

Coming down from Langkloof the next morning WATER !! in the River crossing

Huge storms approaching the whole of the Karoo right through to Beaufort West.

From Tanqwa to Karoo National Park at Beaufort West cross-country off road.

Poor shot but soaring away above us.

At Karoo National Park – Beaufort West

Mossie – Cape Sparrow

Cape Masked Weaver

Southern Red Bishop

With all the rains the veldt is looking good.

Off to Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock Eastern Cape and up to the Mountain Hut.


Ariel fight – African Harrier Hawk being escorting out of the area by fighter pilots 🙂

Beware of “Lins” Indeed –

Reflection on Motherhood

Kudu Cow

Mountain Zebra not to be confused with any other kind of Zebra including “crossing”

Cape Buffalo


Well Hello !

A chance encounter – poor photo – monitor lizard

Red Hartebeest



Kudu Bull

Life from Stone – coming to gobble you up –


And Back To Karoo National Park – Beaufort West and a visitor in the Campsite
Riverine Hare

A Conclave of Bishops 🙂

And then a little birdy told me that they were lying !

Scrub Robin

Cape Masked Weaver

The off-road route out from Beaufort West back to Paulshoek in the Tanqwa Karoo via Fraserberg, Vliees-kraal, Middlepos, Gannaga Pass.

Other side of Fraserberg

Past Vliees-Kraal

And back into the Tankwa Karoo stay over at Paulshoek Cottage.

Kelkiewyn – Namqwa sand grouse

Swallow nest building poor shot 🙁

Karoo Succulants

Black Backed Jackal

Night Sky

Light painting

Good-bye until the next time:

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