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Our journey began shortly after 6am, a four hour drive to Graskop. As we drove it was easy to see the lay of the land altering dramatically, lovely mountains and green countryside. Arrived at Ria's sister and brother in laws place about 10.30. Graskop is situated on top of a mountain so clouds constantly come and go, sunshine then fog. The vista is a beautiful ...
Today was hot, some strong sun and dark high clouds but dry. A phone call was made to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and a booking made for the 11am tour. The tour consists of a short video explaining the history and the work which is now undertaken. The prime aim is a continuous breeding programme with Cheetahs to maintain a gene pool and release captive bred animals into the wild. There are also a few injured and rescued animals, e.g. Lion and Rhino, that are cared for ...
... heading to the summit of Longtom Pass. Fantastic views at the site of the last Long Tom gun used in battle.a 155mm French weapon used in the Boer Wars and capable of firing shells over 5 miles.
We had a late lunch there.
We decided to complete the day by returning to Graskop and heading on to God's Window. The view was magnificent, although a little scary being so high and with a sheer drop. We then stopped at the Pinnacle viewpoint. An amazing ...
... 8220;zebra”) to the
poetic (“the girl who lifts her skirts to step over puddles”).
Nico also owns a lodge in the area and he actually gave us a room for
the entirety of our stay – for free. As I said, this entire
community happily opens their hearts and homes to those they count as
Between all of this running around I was able to spend some time
at the reserve. Luckily we were here for Christmas ...
... sick, I don't know what's happening!) The river runs behind our accomodations with a warning: Hippos and Crocodiles! My "cabin" is a round hut with a thatched roof, very comfortable. It's amazing to find (almost) all the comforts of home deep into the bush.
Great meal and lots of laughs.Walking to our cabins after our evening meal, we spotted a family of impalas grazing near our cabin and a Spotted Owl in a tree behind my cabin.
I am sleeping very well, better than at home!