Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Mountain Zebra morning.

Our last morning in the Karoo was slightly slower going, however we did get to photograph a small herd of Mountain Zebra, which I haven't seen up close before, so that was special. Again the birds were out in full force, a great way to start any day! There were some birds nesting in the roof of the chalet and around 5 am they would begin to call, coaxing us out of bed.  Here's a few shots from Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Sadly we had to leave without seeing our lions, but we will certainly be back! There is reason enough to come back in the Black Eagles which nest on the cliff faces. Nests are used year on year, so I will definitely be returning in the not too distant future. Another tip for any one considering a trip there is to have a meal in the restaurant. The Karoo Lamb Rack is incredibly tasty. Its so good in fact that my mouth started watering in anticipation on friday as we left Cape Town... The breakfasts are not great though, so even though they are included, perhaps pack some cereal just in case... A packed breakfast can be ordered for those who like to be out early, but we were actually served cold tomato that had been cooked the night before in ours!

This weekend I will be doing a pelagic birding trip out of Hout Bay harbour weather permitting, so I will hopefully have some interesting sightings to share with you!

1 comment:

  1. Great weekend away, next time we'll see our lions, and maybe organise our own packed breakfast :) Nice photos of the Mountain Zebras and Karoo Lark!