Last Day In The Tankwa
On the last day of my three-day stay in the Tankwa Karoo, I was filled with mixed emotions. On one hand, I was sad to leave the tranquility and beauty of this remote wilderness, on the other, I was excited to embark on the next leg of my South African journey.
The morning began with a sunrise yoga practice on the edge of the Tankwa River. I was filled with a feeling of gratitude for the beauty of this place and for the opportunity to be able to experience it. After breakfast, I went for one last meander around the Tankwa National Park. I was mesmerised by the vastness of the landscape and the diversity of the animals and plants that called this place home.
As the day progressed, I made my way back to the campground to pack up my belongings. I was sad to leave the people I had met there and the conversations that had been exchanged around the fire. I was also sad to leave the wild animals and plants that I had encountered throughout my stay.
The last moments of my last day in the Tankwa were spent exploring the stars. I looked up at the night sky in awe, as the stars, galaxies and planets shone brightly above me. I was filled with a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the endless possibilities that it holds.
As I drove away from the campground, I took one last look back at the Tankwa Karoo. I was filled with an overwhelming sense of peace and contentment, knowing that I had been able to experience this unique place with all of its beauty and mystery.
The Tankwa Karoo will remain in my memory forever. I will always remember the incredible views, the peacefulness of the environment and the wonderful people I had the pleasure of meeting. Even though I had only spent three days in this wild and wonderful place, it felt like home. I am grateful for the experiences I had and the memories I made.
I said goodbye to the Tankwa Karoo, knowing that one day I will return.
The Tankwa Karoo National Park is situated in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and is renowned for its rugged, arid beauty and unique ecosystems. It is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the country, and its unique landscapes are a photographer’s dream. For this reason, it is no surprise that my last day in the Tankwa Karoo National Park was one of the most memorable of my trip.
I began my day early, with a hike up the foothills of the Roggeveld Mountains, which provide stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The rocky terrain was surprisingly easy to navigate, and I was able to take in the spectacular landscape as I climbed. On my way back down, I encountered a variety of wildlife, including a herd of springbok, a pair of black-backed jackal, and a few gemsbok.
After taking in the views, I headed to the campground, where I spent the remainder of the day exploring the area. I was amazed by the variety of ecosystems and habitats that were present in the park, including open grasslands, rocky outcrops, and shady woodlands. I also had the opportunity to spot a variety of bird species, such as the African Fish Eagle, Black-bellied Bustard, and Crimson-breasted Shrike.
As the afternoon drew to a close, I decided to take a final drive through the park, stopping to take in the views and take a few photos. The sun was beginning to set, and the sky had transformed into a beautiful mix of oranges, pinks, and purples. I watched as the shadows of the mountains lengthened, and the stars began to dot the night sky.
As I drove back to the campground, I reflected on my time spent in the Tankwa Karoo National Park. I had experienced so many incredible sights and sounds, and I was filled with a sense of awe and wonder. I was grateful to have had the opportunity to explore such a unique and beautiful part of the world, and I felt incredibly lucky to be able to call it home.
The Tankwa Karoo National Park will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will never forget my last day there. It was an incredible experience, and I am so thankful for the memories I made during my time there.