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Southern Africa – Day 10 – Punda Maria, Kruger NP

Another fairly early morning, making our way to the north of the park. I made myself a friend (bushbuck) before leaving, she seemed to like me – was rubbing her little head all over my legs! The habitat changed dramatically, is more like the scrub in outback Australia. Definitely not as many in quantity or…

Southern Africa – Day 9 – Tsendze Rustic Camp, Kruger NP

An extra early morning this morning. We went out, for an early morning scouting drive for animals, before heading back to the safari tent for breaky and packing up. We had only got about 50m from the gate before we encountered a pride of Lions, there were quite a few females with cubs. They we…

Southern Africa – Day 8 – Kruger National Park – Tambotie Satellite Camp

We said our good byes to Crystal springs and started to make our way across to Kruger NP. It was a cool morning and the mist was really low- it felt like gorillas in the mist. We reached the township of Graskop, and we filled up with fuel here. The mist had finally risen. Continuing…

Southern Africa – Day 7 – Blyde River Canyon

We got up this morning and dressed ready for breakfast, went outside & turned right around again – it was really cold! Take two, jumpers on, let’s go… Today after breakfast we packed the car with the photography gear and made tracks. Today was Blyde River Canyon day – this is one on the areas…

Southern Africa – Day 6 – Miss Chrissies to Crystal Springs Lodge

It was a bit fresh this morning, I needed my jumper. We had arranged for breakfast at 7.45. We met Areitha – Peter’s wife who cooked us a german sausage wrapped in bacon with eggs, this was after a bowl of rockmelon (spons spec) pomegranate seeds & grapes. Areitha was very friendly & liked to…

Southern Africa – Day 5 – Drackensberg to Chrissiesmeer

Ouch, ouch, ouch… sore butt, from the horse riding, yesterday! I think all the birds in the area decided to start calling, this morning, again at 3am – seems to be a theme here! By 6.30 I couldn’t take it anymore… decided to get up & soak up the view again… no clouds, but really…

Southern Africa – Day 4 – Champagne Castle Resort & Hotel

We were all woken by the sound of a rooster calling, as well as various ducks and birds- they seemed to be congregating outside our bedroom! It was a gloomy morning, so a sleep in was called for. Around 7.30 I got up and sat in the big comfy rattan lounge chair by the glass…

Southern Africa – Day 3 – Johannesburg to Drackensburg Mountains

After another lovely cooked breakfast, our vehicle was delivered…yay, David drove it up the enclosed driveway of the manor so we could go over it without being on the street. Only just fits…. We loaded all our gear in, and had to have the electric fencing turned off, and held up off the car by…

Southern Africa – Day 2 – Johannesburg

We slept surprisingly well, though awake from 4.30 local time, decided not to back to sleep, we need to get used to early starts! We had a cooked breakfast, of bacon, eggs & tomato. As well as toast & fruit salad. We did a bit of laundry – hanging it out in the bathroom. Avis…

Southern Africa – Day 1 – Travelling to South Africa

We had an early morning start and after saying goodbye to the animals were driven up to the airport, had 2 notifications of 1-hour delays…oh joy we are off to a good start! The 14-hr flight, 2 hr delay & bus trip to the terminal from where the plane bay was, took its toll, we…

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