Saturday, 22 October 2011

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve


Little Banded Goshawk

Full of the Joys of Spring - baby warthogs
In late September 2011 we were fortunate enough to be invited by good friends to their house in this wonderful, well run, well stocked game reserve.  10 friends together, rising early to go on morning game drives, returning mid morning to a brunch to settle the hunger pangs of our screaming tummies.  Then rest and relaxation in the heat of the afternoon, sitting on the deck with the binoculars hoping to see and identify some of the many bird species flitting back and forth, or even wildebeest wandering across the plain towards the water for their late afternoon drink.  Then a quick cup of tea before heading out again in the late afternoon, sundowner picnic box packed and the excitement of driving out in the heat of the late afternoon with the prospect of another beautiful sunet and the cool air of the evening.  Once the sun goes down, the temperature drops suddenly, and by 6.30 pm we are looking for jerseys and jackets!  But we get back to camp and the fire has been lit and the braai can get started while we all sit around the fire sipping our red wine or whisky on the rocks and share stories.  Some of the photographs I took appear here.

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