Buller's Rest Lodge

P.O.Box 1426, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, 3370, South Africa | Hotel
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Day 7

A travel blog entry by scubanut

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After spending a night just outside Dundee in a lovely colonial house with an excellent host, we travelled to the battle fields. Our first stop was at Rorkes Drift, to see the lay of the land and imaging 4,000 Zulu bearing down on your position was truly thought provoking. It was interesting to walk around and try combine the reports of the battle …

Spionkop

A travel blog entry by tchodson

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... morning (Colin still recovering from the fighting at the Battlefield!). It was quite exciting to see the animals in the wild for the first time. The best sight was of a mother white rhino and her baby (so cute - imagine a miniature rhino!). We had a drill of what to do when encountering a charging rhino and had a little practice when the pair appeared! We walked 6km in 3 hours. Excellent stay and a lovely ...

The penultimate day

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel

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... sexing the youngest rhino calf. Turns out when it comes to photographing little baby rhino bums I'm a crack shot so we can now confirm it is a girl :) Sarah wanted some pictures of us next to the rhino and giraffe so we sort of edged in front of them slowly so as not to spook them too much and tried not to think to much about the idea of the rhino charging behind us haha. They were actually some nice ...

The come down

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel

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... time. So apart from that one obvious one, I made sure all my traps were super sensitive. I think the ants that are savaging the bait balls may have set my super sensitive traps off. Or maybe a clumsy zebra walked past and knocked them with it's hooves... As none of my traps had anything in them.

We ended up with three mice in total. None of which were in my two rows... Awkward.

After this we went to cement the poles ...

Nambiti and Kwa Cheetah

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel

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... two groups, half of us went to the cheetahs first, and half the servals first.

We were cheetahs first, which was pretty cool. We went straight into a large enclosure with five cheetah inside. Three had not been bottle reared, so although used to humans and relatively tame they were not approachable. Two of them, Sky and Storm, were fantastic though. I forget which one is which but we petted the female the most as everyone else was crowded around the male as that was the one ...

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