Olifants Rest Camp
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We really liked the views of this rest camp & the animal sounds in the night.
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We were about an hour into our bush walk when rhinos were spotted to our left, about a football field's length away from us. Three of them, all adults, were munching on the fresh green grass that was sprouting out of the recently burned earth. The sky was grey with clouds and the earth.was black.from the recent fires.- a controlled burn - but new leaves and grasses and the occasional pink and yellow flowers that sprinkled the earth gave surrounds a ...
... camp, about half way up the park.
Moving further north again we saw Black Vurrgauke Eagle, Dwarf Mongoose, Wahirergis Eagle, Wildebeest, Swainsons Spurfowl, Impala, Waterbucks, a massive Elephant, a White backed Vulture, Giraffes, Vervet Monkeys, Gabar Goshawk, Warthogs, Cape
Buffolos, Zebra, Steenbok, a Kori Bustard, Spotted Hyena and finally 13 Elephants around one waterhole.
... hunting skills. Their pride was still in the reserve but had lost the cubs because their mother could not keep up, and it has been a while now so there is a chance the pride would not accept them back in anyway. The first time we saw these cuties, they were lounging under a tree in dry grass after a guide had called in their location. The next time we saw them was at random. We had just seen a large porcupine walk across the road. The next thing we hear is a ...
... decorated with flowers of pink, yellow and red and due to our rumbling tummies we rush to the restaurant for a well deserved lunch followed by a refreshing swim in the clear blue pool lined with palm trees, beach sand and sun lounges.
The resorts all have personal beaches and beyond that you have the public beaches which depending on the tides can be rather small or stretch out for miles. Lining the public beaches are the hawkers ...
... close and personal with the Springbok. They are quite shy and although I was being as quite as possible, I scared a couple of them and by ran off just before my shutter could capture them. I did see a fair amount of Zebra dong so I am sure at some point they frequent the area, but it just was not time for me. No regrets, I am still very blessed to have experienced what I did. I took a long walk on another beach which had a huge sand dune going up ...