South Africa, North Cape 2013
Day 6| We drove with Karel to Aggneys hoping to see the extreemly rear Cono Burgeri.the locality is in a mine teretory and it took some arangments made by Karel to allow us in the area.The plants were beautiful and not many of them can be seen.We left the mine area to visit the Arab farm where we saw Lithop Marmurata among many other scculants.from Arab we continued to Concordia on a dirt road direction Poffader, at some point we stopped to see again Lithop Marmurata, conos and others.
Day 7| We left Springbok driving North towards the Namibian boarder planning to see Lithop Dinterii, again the locality was in a mining area, and it was with Kareks asistance that we got to see the plants. We climbed on a big mountain with beautiful qwartz roacks and magnificent view arround, towards the top we saw Lithop Dinterii and many Pachipodium Namaqwanum, on the way backwe stopped next to Steinkopf to see the beautiful Charidopsis Pecularis and other succulants.
Day 8| We went to visit our freinds Mariki and Weich at the Kangnas Farm, where we stayed with them for one night. The visit with them was very nice as usual, and we had great time, on the long walks we took aroound the farm we saw many lithops Marmurata, conos and many other plants.
Day 9| We started early morning touring the Farm with Weich learning a bit about farming and later on continued with Mariki on a long walk to a different stpot to explore some other plants, in the afternoon we drove back to sprinbock and stayed in our usual place at the Beautiful Mountain view Lodge .
Day 10| Todays plan is to visit the magnificent Umdaus, the day was cloudy and rainy but we went on anyway. We climbed up the Southern mountain ridge and saw on the waymany succulants in flower.Among the plants we saw, Conos, Aloes, Pachipodium. Haworthia, Euphorbia, and many others.As we got to the top the weather cleared and the scenery was amazing.
Day 11| We left Springbok driving south in the direction of Garis hoping to find Lithops Divergens, we followed the directions given to us by Karel, and we found them, the plants were almost covered as they did not get water for long time, never the less the plants were beautiful.on the way south we stopped north off Vanrhynsdorp at Groot Graf Water to see Argioderma, Conophytum and many other. In the evening we arrived at Clanwilliam were we spent the night.
Day 12| We left early morning heading West to Lamberts Bay to see the large congregations of Gannets, we were lucky to see them in huge flock and had a great opportunity to take the most amazing photographs, we drove back to Capetown on a small country road next to the seashore were we saw Flamingos and other sea birds.
Days 13-15 | We spent the next three days resting and sightseeing in Nordhook Area which we love so much.
Remarks: Dont forget to check the tires before you rent your Bucky, especially when youplan long drives
This time of year was raining up north
When there are road works on the N7 , try to take the longer way arround…
Conos and Lithops are not flowering