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2011-03-12
The Amazing Little Karoo, South Africa.


An Amazing Little Karoo Trip.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is situtated, north of route 62, between the villages of Montagu and Barrydale in the little Karoo of South Africa. Sanbona covers an area of roughly 540 square kilometers and is divided by the spectacular Warmwatersberg mountain range with its majestic geological formations and diverse vegetation.

 

Bird watching

Some varied and interesting species: -

Fairy Flycatcher – Stenostira scita – Layard’s Tit-babbler – Parisoma layardi – Pririt Batis – Batis pririt – in the Dry Acacia riverbeds, Karoo Korhaan – Eupodotis vigorsii – Karoo Lark – Calendulauda albescens – in the succulent karoo vegetation and Southern Black Korhaan – Afrotis afra – Black Harrier – Circus maurus – in the fynbos / renostersveld.

Endemic

Near Endemic 

Mammals

Oryx / Gemsbok – Oryx gazelle, Springbok – Antidorcas marsupialis, Plains Zebra – Equus burchelli seen on drive through the fynbos / renosterveld southern region of the reserve.

Trees

Sweet Thorn - Acacia karroo, Wild Olive - olea europaea sp africana, Common Karee - Rhus Lancea.

Vegetation 

Fynbos, Montagu Shale Renosterveld, Quartz Vygieveld, Succulent Karoo and Thicket. 

 


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