Sunday, 31 July 2016

Sunrock Guesthouse

Swimming pool & bar area.

Rooms flanking the pool.

I & other members of my family have been staying at this guesthouse in Kempton Park since 2002. We used to fly in to Johannesburg from Abu Dhabi & often stay here the night on our way out to our house in Sabie Park (which is a six hour drive away) & we always stayed here on our return, because the flight timings meant we had to be at the airport in the early morning.

Arthur & Ina, the owners.

The family who run the place have always been very welcoming & helpful to us & we have seen the place really grow & become successful over the last fourteen years. I always stay here on my comings & goings. If you would like to view their website:

Laughing Dove is a very common garden bird here.
Two species of Mousebird are found here
Speckled Mousebird.
Common in this area.
Always good to see.

A young Olive Thrush drinking.

Pin tailed Whydah
Red-headed Finch
This is a species I rarely see 
away from the highveld.
Common here but quite a localized species.
Aren't they just brilliant!
Feeding frenzy!

Cape Sparrow
Common here found alongside 
House Sparrow.
Female Cape Sparrow.

I am kicking my heels here waiting for my trip to Gabon on 3rd August. It is just not worth me driving all the way home to come back again in three days time. I would have liked to have spent another couple of days in Ewell, as it is Justin's birthday on 1st August, but had to fly out because of flight availability. I couldn't risk getting stuck in the UK & missing my trip.

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