Some of the scenery is so
spectacular that a picture doesn't do it justice. That's the case in a new
overlook, called Nkumbe, that we went to. A nice thatched roof was put
over some large natural stone that made benches--that was the only improvement
to the spot and from there you could see the whole world. It was so
awesome that we found ourselves speaking in whispers.
It was a hazy day so there's not much color to the landscape.
Here's a view looking down closer.
The bigger dots are bushes and
trees. All the little dots in between are zebras! This is with a
300mm zoom lens just to give you an idea of the scope of the view!
Here's a zoomed in, by computer, image so you can see
that they really were zebras.
Next time you're in Kruger Park, don't miss this view!
Baobab trees are called upside down
trees because the branches look more like a root system would. This is the
southernmost one in the park. In the northern sections there are almost
forests of them. The blob on the left is a buffalo weavers nest--they
build huge nests with many, many apartments in them, and a separate entrance for each.
There are so many interesting rocks
around the park. Here's one example. One wonders what's holding that
one up. Those are full sized trees so you can tell how big the rocks
are. On a previous trip we saw a klipspringer standing on a rock like
this--how did he get up there?
Here's the road to Masorini again
and the koppie in the distance. The land in these plains is very flat
except for these geological phenomena. They were pushed up but were
As you get closer you can see the
large rocks more easily..........
............but you have to look really closely to see the
huts like the iron age residents had.