Throwback Thursday: 25 February 2021

Good day friends,

Today we are still in the Goegap Nature Reserve just outside of Springbok.

Bittergousblom, Arctotis fastuosa, Goegap Nature Reserve
Bittergousblom, Arctotis fastuosa, Goegap Nature Reserve
Dad help to keep flower steady so I can take a photo.
Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Gemsbok, Goegap Nature Reserve
Sunflax, Sporrie, Goegap Nature Reserve
Zebra lying down. Oryx in the background, Goegap Nature Reserve
Zebras and a Oryx in the Goegap Nature Reserve
Zebras and a Oryx in the 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: 18 February 2021

We are still driving through the Goegap Nature Reserve, not far outside Springbok. I tried to identify the flowers, but some of them I am not sure of. I will send an email to the Botanical Society to see if they can help me. I any of you can help please feel free to contact me or leave a comment. I assigned numbers to the flowers who still needs to be identified.

Aptosimum spinescens, Doringviooltjie, Goegap Nature Reserve
Aptosimum spinescens, Doringviooltjie, Goegap Nature Reserve
Yellow flower buds, Goegap Nature Reserve (1)
Beautiful Landscapes at Goegap Nature Reserve
Droppings, Goegap Nature Reserve
Beautiful Landscapes at Goegap Nature Reserve
Lampranthus otzenianus, Goegap Nature Reserve
Pelargonium praemorsum, Goegap Nature Reserve
Pelargonium praemorsum, Goegap Nature Reserve
Pelargonium praemorsum, Goegap Nature Reserve
To be identified, Goegap Nature Reserve (2)
To be identified, Goegap Nature Reserve (3)
To be identified, Goegap Nature Reserve (3)
To be identified, Goegap Nature Reserve (3)
Ursinia cakilefolia, Glansooggousblom, Goegap Nature Reserve
Ursinia cakilefolia, Glansooggousblom, Goegap Nature Reserve
Zaluziansya benthamiana, Goegap Nature Reserve
Zaluziansya benthamiana, Goegap Nature Reserve

“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: 11 February 2021

Good day everyone,

Today we are going back to 10 September 2013. We are still driving through the beautiful Goegap Nature Reserve.

Felicia filifolia, Draaibos, Goegap Nature Reserve
Parachute Daisy, Glansoog Berg Magriet, Goegap Nature Reserve
Parachute Daisy, Glansoog Berg Magriet, Goegap Nature Reserve
Beautiful Landscapes of the Goegap Nature Reserve
Taking the Tourist Route
Beautiful Landscapes of the Goegap Nature Reserve
Beautiful Landscapes of the Goegap Nature Reserve
Buttons, Ganskos, Goegap Nature Reserve
Quiver Tree, Goegap Nature Reserve
Wild Rosmary, Kapokbossie, Goegap Nature Reserve

“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: 28 January 2021

Good day friends,

Today we are going back to 10 September 2013. Continuing, our second day of our Tour de Sanparks. Currently, we are still in Goegap Nature Reserve.
I was taking photos of the heard of Oryx; when I saw something move. I zoomed in and spotted a Brants’ Whistling Rat busy eating. We spend quite a while at the same spot. It was the first time that I saw one of these little critters.

Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Brants’ Whistling Rat, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve
Oryx, Goegap Nature Reserve

“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: 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