20 December 2020
With our next destination, the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, relatively close we can afford to have a leisurely start to our final morning at Bontebok National Park. Marilize and Joubert opt to sleep in, while I start my morning attempting to get photographs of the Cape Serotine Bats catching moths around the outside lights in the camp before setting off on a drive. By the time I get back we have breakfast together before packing the car and heading to reception to check out.
Cape Serotine Bat
An as yet unidentified mystery bird sitting in the road
The only tortoise to been this early in the morning
Karoo Scrub Robin
Blue Cranes in flight over Bontebok National Park
Spider-hunting Wasp (Tachypompilus ignitus) photographed by Joubert
If you’d like to learn more about the Bontebok National Park, have a read through this special feature we published after a previous visit. For more about the beautiful Bontebok antelope, read here.
Map of Bontebok National Park, from a brochure published by SANParks