Another early morning (noticing a pattern yet?) starting at 5am to go Micro-lighting. Diego, Hayo, Maartje, and myself were in the first group to go. We drove out to the landing strip located in the park and our pilot, Heiko met us at the strip.
I was the fourth to fly and I loved it! A micro-light is like a hang-glider but with an engine, which means you basically float in the air. Flying over the dunes gives you a very different perspective then is possible from the ground.
We returned to the lodge for lunch (Ostrich burger), then prepared for the afternoon trip to Deadvlei. As it was very hot out, we took the air-conditioned bus to the 4×4 departure point (this also allowed for an hour of sleep!). The 4×4 transported us for 5km and then we hiked the last km, arriving at 3pm. We had two full hours of light for photos before the sun dipped behind a dune. Deadvlei is such a cool place, hidden in the dunes, each time you go you find something different to photograph.
Unfortunately, it was back to the lodge in the open 4×4 (glad I brought my toque!), then it was Kudu for dinner (another delectable game) and off to bed.