Maputaland Guest House

1 Kabeljou Street, Saint Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Saint Lucia

Game drive in Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Reserves

A travel blog entry by annandjohnmoon


... normally allowed out of your vehicles because of the dangerous wild animals - but they have picnic spots with braai facilities and toilets in unfenced areas where any animal can wander through.

After breakfast we carried on finding a good herd of Impala. By now the temperature was rising and many raptors, some too far to identify, were soaring on the thermals. However I did find an African Harrier-Hawk low over the canopy. ...

Ilala Weavers via iSimangaliso

A travel blog entry by annandjohnmoon


The forecast for the day was heavy rain, so the actual weather of grey with a few light showers, and of course warm, was actually better than we hoped for. As an aside I have yet to wear a fleece on the trip.

The plan for the day was to drive through the Western Shores Reserve as a short cut to Ilala Weavers, for lunch and some retail therapy. We could then visit False Bay, still part of the iSimangaliso reserve complex before returning to ...

In Pursuit of Painted Dogs

A travel blog entry by another-sky


... and gender confirmation of the newest and youngest members of the pack. It was easy to love the playful pups, with names like Thunder and Flash and Typhoon, and then by extension to embrace the whole pack. But with attachment comes sadness, too, as over the course of several days our observations confirmed that two pups had disappeared, likely falling prey to hyenas, a cheetah, or perhaps even another rival pack of dogs. There is no place ...

How Not to Get Eaten by a Crocodile

A travel blog entry by another-sky


... we could hear them crashing around the bush one either side of the track. Our job was to get out of the way, and our guide slowly backed up the jeep for more than a kilometre before the elephants gave us room to get by. The photo ops were astounding - I had to restrain myself for fear of filling my 8GB memory card in 5 minutes!

The saddest story from Imfolozi is the losing battle being waged for rhino conservation. Poachers ...

Week 2

A travel blog entry by abbymwerner


... her sometime next week.

I have also started teaching another adult HIV/AIDS education course with my girl Maeve from Ireland. We taught our class at a local supermarket called Banana Box, and we ended up doing the course in the butchery...not kidding. It was so strange, but it was the only section of the store where we had space. We have a group of 5 ladies who seem very interested in the class and take the material seriously. As we were leaving on Thursday, a ...


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