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Travel Blogs from Phalaborwa
When we were planning this trip, we were going to splurge and spend two nights at Olifants for Robert's birthday. Robert was doing research and found that the restaurant at Olifants was going to be closed for renovations and so we changed it to one night at Olifants and then to Lower Sabie to have the real celebration out on the deck and have some more Mugg and Bean dinner!
Got packed up from Letaba and headed to ...
... was forbidden as I had not yet read the instructions on the entrance ticket)
After a few minutes some people coming from the other direction warned me that two years ago a ranger was taken at the same spot by a Cheetah the previous year. (so better get back in the car then)
On both days we came across very large elephants walking on the road. Overtaking them is not a good thing as they may make a turn just before you get there. I have seen a few pictures ...
... seconds and on the way there he fell again. Just dead weight dropping off your shoulders essentially because we were already helping walk and dodge curbs. Find his campsite, drop him off next to his glass of wine that he still hadn't drunk and head back to our campsite. One more beer each and some good laughs at the randomness that just occurred.
We woke up really early to get out on the roads to try and see as many animals as possible. We ...
... the excitement of seeing all of these animals in the wild, we was able to start observing the manner in which they interacted, how each creature had its own habitat, and behaviours. Thanks to the age of the park, most animals had grown accustomed to humans and cars so we could drive in their midst and observe without disturbing them. It was a real treat. We left the park the following day and boarded a plane from Pretoria to ...
... Elephants (one had "five" legs...)
Lions (we even saw them mating!)
Rhinos (baby rhinos are sooooo adorable - from a distance - and the adults are massive!)
Leopard (in a sanctuary)
Warthogs (baby warthogs are super duper cute too)
Giraffes (so cool to watch them gallop away because they're so tall that it looks like it's in complete ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet