Exploratory trip around the Nigel, Suikerbosrand area.

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11 years 4 months ago #2155 by gordon
gordon created the topic: Exploratory trip around the Nigel, Suikerbosrand area.
There are quite a few hills lying just to the south of Nigel, leading in several lines west and east. Today I followed the dirt link road from Nigel through these hills to the Balfour road. My first pictures are from this road:

A vlei running from the platuea down towards the Blesbokspruit just outside of Nigel:





These next shots are from the floodplain at the top of this platuea, included is a close up of some of the 500 or more Spurwing Geese that are up there at the moment. Unseen in the photo are hundreds of African Snipe:





Next we followed one of the dirt roads across the N3 and followed the Suikerbosrand River as close as we could towards Heidelberg:







All in all it's an area well worth exploring in the spring as the whole area is covered in pans and flooded grasslands.

Don't laugh but below is my attempt at an "arty" photograph... <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->



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