The Senqu Orange Gariep Expedition Journal - Tussen-die-Riviere Game Farm

Friday, 1 January 2010

Rushed breakfast, after awakening at 6am on this fine day of the 1st of the year. The fellow who made and served us breakfast looked like the breakfast.

Back onto the GPS as we departed at the 4 crossings below and on the Gariep Dam Wall. We backtracked the road to Bethulie and on to Tussen-die-Riviere Game Farm, bordered by the Caledon and Orange River at their confluence. Again the Wildcards useless.

Only R45.00 ( 8 dollars ) for a vehicle up to 5 people, many different animals on a spectacular 2/3hr route make it a bargain. Grass plains of Gemsbok and Eland and riverine forest house black and white rhino, buffalo.

On to Aliwal North in the afternoon, accommodation was fully booked and the townsfolk were still revelling into the New year. We decided to get out of town and found ourselves at Badfontein Guest Farm.

“A lekker braai and a papsak rooiwyn langs die rivier for the evening for Ine and I at a very lekker camp plekkie”