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Another 6am start and long driving day as we left Pretoria travelling east towards Kruger NP. We were travelling to the town of Hazyview on the edge of Kruger via a circular scenic route through Blyde River Canyon NP. The spectacular scenery of this deep river gorge was amazing. Our first stop was at the lookout for the 3 Rondels which is the African name for their traditional round huts. ...
... for game, as apposed to normally looking out the front window. Either way....I knew it wasn't going to be a good afternoon. We didn't let my condition slow us down any. If we saw animals, we stopped. That's the rule! The bigger the animal, the longer the stop. And no animal was bigger than the massive male Lion we saw. He was about 50 feet from the road, napping in the shade under a tree. He tossed and turned, got up on his feet a few times, ...
... to tourist info for help with accommodation but lady in there not too friendly. At first I thought we must have walked into wrong place but she did get warmer, mainly after James found her son hiding behind the desk and started to chat and play with him. Wherever you park here a man appears and asks “Chec k your car?” ( would we like him to watch it for us) – we asked in the tourist info what was the usual amount to pay for this snd she said beautifully ...
... to go and heading to the door in the morning, they then informed us we now didnt have to leave til 9.45.
Being a last-group-game, half of the organisation for this day was done through FIFA.
Fanatics were given a lesson on how to organise bus transport, and it was way more efficient.
We eventually arrived in Nelspruit around 1.30pm.
I gotta say, iv been to alot of airports, domestic and international around the world, but this ...
... Cozy had calmed down a little and was now just sitting on the ground and sucking his thumb like a little kid as he was taught. Jessica concluded with saying that he was a little crazy and would never be a fully normal Chimpansee in social behaviour again, but he had taken to himself to father some of the younger chimps - both to the surprise and fear of the caretakers!
The final enclosure held the other older and mature Chimpansees. Amadeus was king ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking