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Roaming Around the World is at Marakele National Park.
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When we arrived to the town of Thabazimbi and checked-into our room, the inn-keeper gave us a puzzled look upon receiving our passports. She asked, “What are you doing in here in Thabazimbi?”
Thabazimbi may not be on the typical tourism trail in South Africa. Yet that’s part of the beauty of a second visit. Return visits to any country give a great opportunity to explore further than those top-tier destinations that are typically visited on an initial visit.
So that’s what we’re doing here. The reason for our visit to Thabazimbi wasn’t for this pleasant-enough, yet lackluster town. It was simply a resting place while venturing into the nearby Marakele National Park.
Marakele may not be one of the premiere national parks in South Africa. But that’s part of the appeal. We were able to drive all around the park only to encounter more rhinos than we did other vehicles, way up in a corner of South Africa we hadnt previously had a chance to venture to in the past.
In addition to the wildlife, it’s Marakele’s craggy cliffs that further make it a draw. A skinny road leads atop one of those mountains for a very fun and thrilling drive to see what is the largest population of Cape Vultures in the world.
It all made for a most satisfying visit, as we wind down this self-drive safari. Yet there's still a few more new-to-us places to go on this trip, and many many more destinations left in South Africa to uncover on subsequent visits to this beautiful country! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
So beautiful! No wonder you’ve gone back.
I live by similar logic. Here in the states we do 4-6 national parks a year, and my favorite visits are always to the less traveled parks. Point is, y'all are smart people 😉