Brian and I, Sean, have had an enjoyable first two days driving in and around the Sibaya Lake area, except for the long freeway drive here.
Our off road adventure officially started when we went passed the main dirt road turn off and instead took one of the next side roads. This created a great start to driving on very soft sandy back roads and got us into the swing of things.
We stopped off at the first road leading to Lake Sibaya to enjoy the sights and we saw how low the lake actually is. The ranger who welcomed us at the park entrance mentioned that the lake has gotten so low that it has split into two parts.
It was a mini adventure getting to Mabibi Beach Camp as there are a lot of side roads that some lead straight to rural housing. We happened to take one of these side roads and ended up having to turn around without destroying the local's veggie garden.
Once we arrived at Mabibi Beach Camp we set up camp at site no.5 and took a walk down to the beach to check out the snorkelling area. After that we had a lekker braai and a good night’s sleep.
In the morning we were woken up by a troop of monkeys passing through, had our coffee and went snorkelling. The snorkelling was amazing with a large abundance of fish life; we definitely want to snorkel there again if possible.
The rest of the day was spent driving around on the 4x4 beach sand roads looking for signal, to post this article, and just enjoy the drive. We eventually found some signal next to Lake Sibya with some hippos about 300m away.
The Land Rover 110 Defender TD5 from 4WD Expeditions has handled the roads so far without any struggle and has been a joy to drive.
Thank you to 4WD Expeditions for making this possible by providing us with the 4x4 rental.
Enquire at 4WD Expeditions if you wish to have your own 4x4 adventure!
Thank you to Mabibi Campsite for providing us with campsite accommodation at Hulley Point.