Well it's been a while since I posted, but that's because we have been away in South Africa. We flew down to Joburg from Manchester via Dubai then caught the Premier Class train to Cape Town, which was brilliant. A 26 hour journey through some great countryside, not to mention the wildlife seen from the train and also the fabulous food (too much!!). We were really looked after. One thing I did discover is that trying to photograph birds from a moving train doesn't result in great photographs, so I will miss those out!
We did see a good number of birds from the train and a few Antelope (Bok) so that started our trip off nicely. We were picked up from the station by Tina's brother Mike, who lives in Glencairn just south of Cape Town and we headed home with him to spend the next couple of nights. We didn't do any birding whilst there, but of course being in a different country the garden birds are going to be different.
Just a few minutes walking further from here an you are on the coast where the local birds are mostly Hartlaub's Gull, Kelp Gull and Cape Cormorant.
I'll add some Kelp Gull and Cape Cormorant pics in later posts.
Whilst touring around locally we came across this Karoo Prinia, near Simon's Town,
I have to say that in Prince Albert, I had probably the best Seafood Pizza I have ever had, it was awesome! (this was in the pub opposite our B&B!). So after a hearty breakfast and a few more snaps whilst eating on the patio;
We eventually arrived at Amakhala just before dark, sadly that means we missed our first game drive, but we had another 7 to look forward to!
The next post will just be our time at Amakhala, so loads of Birds and loads of our Four Legged Friends too!