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WEDNESDAY 22nd JANUARY
Visited the Yzerfontein Gypsum mine then spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon at West Coast NP. Short visit to the Darling area then a long drive from Malmesbury to Springbok on the N7. Overnight at the Undulata Guest House, Springbok.
THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY
Spent the whole morning at Geogap NR before driving to Augrabies Falls NP in the heat of the day. Late afternoon spent at Augrabies before returning to Poffader then driving down gravel tracks towards Gamoep in the dark. Take plenty of water with you and keep the petrol tank topped up when in this area, the distances between stops are quite large. Overnight at the Diepvlei Guest House.
FRIDAY 24th JANUARY
From early morning we worked the track between Diepvlei and Koa Dunes stopping at various roadside water troughs. Spent a few hours at Koa Dunes area until mid morning before the long drive south from Pofadder to Langebaan. Evening visit to Tienie Versveld NR. Overnight at the Croeso Guest House, Langebaan.
SATURDAY 25th JANUARY
After breakfast, we drove into the West Coast NP from the Langebaan (northern) entrance. We made a short stop at Yzerfontein to look for cetaceans before driving to Paarl where we visited the Bird Sanctuary/Sewage Works and the Mountain Wildflower Garden. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Express, Century City.
SUNDAY 26th JANUARY
Met Dave Winter at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens after which we visited several sites in the Constantia Greenbelts. Re-visited Paarl Mountain, close to the Afrikaans Language Monument, before driving to a site for Cape Clapper Lark in the Darling area. Finally drove to Vredenburg/Paternoster before returning to Cape Town for our evening flight home.