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Karoo NP

Written on: Sunday June 13th, 2010

A journal entry from: World Cup 2010

Drove the 480 odd km north from Cape Town to the Karoo National Park - set in pretty sparse, grassy plains. The drive up had a mixture of beautiful vineyards, mountains and shanty towns (no doubt the home of most of the people who work on the vineyards).

The park itself had a lot of antelope types, some porcupines, jackals, two types of zebra. Things we didn't manage to spot included two scrabble favourites - the aardvark and aardwolf, and the Elusive Black Rhino (which is how it was always referred to).

We stayed in the beautiful surrounds of the park for 2 nights before heading off again this morning - 580 km to Bloemfontein (where JRR Tolkein was born!) where we are about to go and watch Japan v Cameroon before another couple of hundred km driving to Welkom. Tomorrow another long drive to Mesotlha game reserve and hopefully elephants and hippos.


From Andrew on Jun 14th, 2010

The bloke who sits next to me in the office is a Pom (avid Tottenham supporter), and we are following your progress. He said "Your brother watched one of the most boring games ever last night (Japan vs Cameroon)!