White House Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... and steep hillsides took us to a large dam which we crossed. Impressive to say the least. Then on through commercial forests to Pigs Peak which is the centre for forestry. We stopped for coffee at the hotel casino 10kms further on and then to the border once again returning to SA. I have to say I felt much safer in Swaziland. The people very friendly and happy, easy to talk to, and not at all threatening. From the border town of Jeppes Reef we headed along the frantic N2 with ...
... was Thomas, in the second troop. He was a very good looking chimp who they think will be the next Alpha Male. All the chomps turn to him when they are scared or there is trouble. Cosy was an interesting character. He unfortunately has brain damage due to severe head beatings. He through bamboo and sticks at us. The third troop of chimps are were so badly mistreated by people that visitors can't view them because it's too dangerous. ...
... fun feeding the elephants by pouring pellets into their trunks. After a while it was easy to forget that these were actually wild animals. The morning was topped off by a short ride on the elephants. It was a long way from the ground and doing some groin stretches before straddling the elephant would have been a good idea. It was a fabulous morning and the kids were blown away by the size and gentleness of these ...
... our heads, backrests and blankets for our legs. Also big barriers on the side, ?to stop animals coming in or us getting out!! Got 3 of the big 5 fairly quickly this morning, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino. Muzzi spent the rest of the day looking for the cats and was frustrated when he didn't find them. Gorgeous scenery especially rocky hills which are really just huge piles of rock. Highlight today was seeing a baby Rhino that was probably only a ...
... area now known as Kruger National Park. (The park is one of the largest in Africa and covers 7,580 sq miles). Between 1953 and 1955 they were forcefully removed from the park, transported with their few possessions by truck to a new land about 30 to 35 kilometers (each about 20- 25 miles) away. Both live with their families, parents, and a grandmother in new townships, with over 10,000 people each. They do not own the land but they built homes ...