Throwback Thursday: 21 January 2021

Good day everyone,

Today we are going back to 10 September 2013. Today we continue our second day of our Tour de Sanparks. Currently we are still in Goegap Nature Reserve. The Landscapes are spectacular and I am loving the wildlife.

Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve

“It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.”  ~Unknown

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 14 January 2021

Today we are continue our Tour de Sanparks. We are still in the Goegap Nature Reserve.

“The Goegap Nature Reserve is a semi-desert nature reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa and lies around 8 km east of Springbok. The area was once used to graze livestock and was proclaimed in 1966 as a reserve then fenced in 1969 and wildlife introduced shortly afterward.”

Codon royenii, Codon, Suikerkelk
Codon royenii, Codon, Suikerkelk
Codon royenii, Codon, Suikerkelk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Quiver Tree
Quiver Tree
Quiver Tree

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” ~ Unknown

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 7 January 2021

Good day everyone,

Today we are going back to 10 September 2013. Today we continue the second day of our Tour de Sanparks. Goegap Nature Reserve is a very beautiful place. I would love to go back again someday.

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 31 December 2020

Good day everyone,

This is the last Throwback Thursday for 2020…. Looking forward to sharing many more posts with you in 2021.

We continue our Tour De Sanparks and we are revisiting 10 September 2013. Today we enter the Goegap Nature Reserve just outside of Springbok. Over next few posts we will travel through the park.

The Goegap Nature Reserve is a semi-desert nature reserve in Northern Cape, South Africa, 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Springbok. Livestock used to graze on the land and was proclaimed in 1966 as a reserve. In 1969 it was fenced in and, wildlife was introduced shortly afterward. Originally known as the Hester Malan Nature Reserve.

After several extensions, the park currently covers an area of 150 km2 (58 sq mi). The name Goegap comes from the Khoekhoe word for “watering hole.” Goegap is part of the Succulent Karoo transitioning into the Namaqualand Broken Veld, with an average rainfall of 150 mm (5.9 in) per anum. The temperatures are extreme, including frost in the winter and temperatures over 40 °C (104 °F) in the summer.

The area includes mountains, the highest is Carolusberg at 1,345 m (4,413 ft), and wide, sandy plains. The main attraction is the desert bloom covering the sand with flowers in the spring provided enough winter rain. August and September are the most popular months to visit. Approximately 600 plant species, 45 mammal species, 94 types of birds including, the Ostrich, and Megafauna such as oryx, klipspringer, duiker, and Hartmann’s mountain zebras call the park home. Other wildlife includes smaller mammals, 26 reptile species, and 3 amphibian species.

There are roads for sedan cars and tracks for 4×4 in the reserve. The Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden has an information library with valuable resources on the succulent plants of the Namaqualand, to accompany the planted, labeled examples of those succulents. Trails ranging in length from four to twelve km start from the parking lot.

Oryx
Oryx
Oryx
Quiver Tree
Quiver Tree

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” ~ Unknown

Throwback Thursday: 17 December 2020

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We stayed in Springbok for the evening. When we arrived we put our luggage in the room and we went to explore around the guesthouse. There was a field behind the guesthouse and we took a lot of photos walking through it. Here is just a few of them.

Balloon Pea Kankerbos Lessertia frutescens
Balloon Pea Kankerbos Lessertia frutescens
Balloon Pea Kankerbos Lessertia frutescens
Euphorbia mauritanica Beesmelkbos
Euphorbia mauritanica Beesmelkbos
Gazania Gousblom
Lampranthus maximiliani Kruipvygie
Mesembryanthemum Ice Plant Brakslaai
Roepera morgsana Twinleaf or Spekbos
Roepera morgsana Twinleaf or Spekbos
Stinkkruid Oncosiphon suffruticosum
Stinkkruid Oncosiphon suffruticosum
Dad exploring
Mom Exploring
Tar Pea Bolusafra bituminosa
Ursinia cakilefolia Glansoogmagriet
Ursinia cakilefolia Glansoogmagriet
Mom and Dad having a look at the photos he took.

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 10 December 2020

Good day friends,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We are heading to Springbok next where we will be spending the night.

Namaqua Daisy
Rhynchopsidium pumilum Yellow Snow
Rhynchopsidium pumilum Yellow Snow
Wax Creeper
Views on route to Springbok
Tortoise
Views on route to Springbok
Views on route to Springbok
Views on route to Springbok
Views on route to Springbok
Views on route to Springbok
Dung Beetle

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer

Throwback Thursday: 3 December 2020

Good day friends,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks.

Rhus burchellii Taaibos
Rhus burchellii Taaibos
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Tylecondon paniculatus Botterboom
Sarcocaulon crassicaule Boesmankers
Boer Goat
Boer Goat
Boer Goat
Boer Goat
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park
Namaqua Park

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

Throwback Thursday: 26 November 2020

Good day everyone,

Today we continue on our Tour de Sanparks.

We are continuing our drive through the Namaqua National Park.

Wind Pumps in the field
Wind pump in a field of Orange Namaqua Daisies
Wind pumps in a field of Orange Namaqua Daisies
Anthill in a field of Daisies
A Beautiful drive
Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park
Namaqua National Park

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer

Throwback Thursday: 19 November 2020

Good day everyone,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks. We drove up to a viewpoint they called “Die dak van Namakwaland” translated to “The roof of Namaqualand.”
The views and flowers were stunning.

Buttons, Kleinganskos
Cape Weed
Cape Weed, Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy and Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Cleretum
Cleretum
Cleretum
Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
Drosanthemum latipetalum, Karoodouvygie
Drosanthemum latipetalum, Karoodouvygie
Parachute Daisy, Glansoog Bergmagriet
Greater Salad Thistle, Perdebos
Greater Salad Thistle, Perdebos
Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy
Cape Weed, Kamiesberg Beetle Daisy and Desert Primrose, Pietsnot
To be identified
Sunflax, White Sporrie
Die Dak van Namakwaland
Stacked Rocks
Views from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Views of Namaqua park from Viewpoint
Mom and Dad doing there own exploring

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“It’s the little memories that will last a lifetime.”  ~Unknown

Throwback Thursday: 12 November 2020

Good day everybody,

Today we go back to 9 September 2013 and continue on our Tour de Sanparks.

Namaqua National Park was covered in an orange cloak as far as the eye can see. I have never seen so many orange flowers together. It was spectacular.

Fields of Orange flowers

Dad loves anthills and, here in the Namaqua National Park there, was no shortage of all shapes and sizes anthills. I think the ants are very lucky to have such a beautiful flower carpet around their home.

Anthill surrounded by flowers.
Anthill surrounded by flowers.
Anthill with a view of the mountains

The roads inside the park was much better. Not that many potholes and bad patches.

Much better roads in the park.
Cotula barbata, KleinGanskos
Views along the way
Gazania rigida, Rooigousblom
Spider nests in trees

We stopped a lot and got out of the car to capture the flowers up close. I was in awe. I could not believe the variety of flowers on a small patch of ground.

Just look at the different flowers in a small area.
Just look at the different flowers in a small area.
Beautiful Orange flowers. Still trying to identify it.
Cape Weed
Views of the park from a viewpoint
Views of the park from a viewpoint
Views of the park from a viewpoint
Views of the park from a viewpoint
The most beautiful flower in the whole park. Miss you Mom.

That’s it for now, friends. Thank you very much for traveling back in time with me.

Have a fabulous day. 

Keep safe and healthy.

Coreen

“Photos capture our memories in print, but our memories are always with us in our minds.”  ~Catherine Pulsifer