25 July 2023 - Roodewal, KNP - Day 4
We had packed the night before, but still got an early start after saying our goodbyes. We headed south on the Timbavati Road where we managed to see a pair of Klipspringer in a rocky outcrop, exactly where you would expect to see them.
|Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragu)|
It was an overcast morning and game was somehow quite scarce. We had a quick stop at the picnic site, which also has an iconic Baobab on the road leading in
|Baobab (Adansonia digitata)|
From there we continued to Orpen gate seeing very little. It was still quite gloomy, but before the gate we had a Tawny Eagle
|Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)|
Which was followed by a single African Hawk Eagle
|African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster)|
Once we completed the formalities at the gate, it was the long drive home - getting stuck in a monster traffic jam, which resulted in us taking a sand road detour to escape what would have been a 2.5 hour delay. Once past this, it was plain sailing all the way back to Midrand after a thoroughly enjoyable few days with good friends in Roodewal.