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South Africa: Drakensberg tour with a great start!

December 28, 2011

One of our favourite places in our home country South Africa is Kruger and Drakensberg. Our recent tour there got off to a great start. Tour leader Callan Cohen shares his excitement about the first few days.

Our October Kruger Drakensberg tour got off to a great start: we had a two-night stay in the mountainous Golden Gate National Park, with endemic Southern Bald Ibis and Black Wildebeest, Lammergeier and Lanner just overhead, and went on a day trip up to the very end of South Africa’s highest road, where we had close views of Drakensberg Rockjumper backed by kilometre-high cliffs, with spring flowers including Giant Blue Scilla.

For more details about this or other South Africa tours, please contact Callan Cohen or Marje Hemp at info@birdingafrica.com.

Birding on the Sentinel for Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Mountains © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Birding on the Sentinel for Drakensberg Rockjumper © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Giant Blue Scilla © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Giant Blue Scilla at the Sentinel © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Golden Gate National Park, South Africa © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Golden Gate National Park, South Africa © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Southern Bald Ibis, endemic to South Africa © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Southern Bald Ibis, endemic to South Africa © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Lammergeier Golden Gate National Park © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Lammergeier at Golden Gate National Park © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Black Wildebeest © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Black Wildebeest at Golden Gate National Park © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

Lanner Falcon at Golden Gate National Park © Callan Cohen www.birdingafrica.com

Lanner Falcon at Golden Gate National Park © Callan Cohen http://www.birdingafrica.com

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