Santa Lucia Guesthouse
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... bringing some form and structure to the processes. Nicky oversaw the whole job and the rest of us waited to be "ordered about". Stress levels were managed by lots of tea and only a dozen or so jobs had to done over.
Thursday was a fine sunny day and lots got done and as we sat down for our afternoon tea the thunderstorm that has been brewing along with the tea struck. With all the brilliance that only a tropical storm can produce the Lightning streaked ...
... can I say? Please take superlatives as read. We may have thought this would be an anticlimax after the last few weeks, but turns out to be another highlight.
A brilliant morning, leisurely start, packing the car now a breeze, we set off at 10:30 well ahead of time, making for lunch at King’s Grant, an old mission retreat just out of Ixopo. This is famous Alan Paton country, author of ‘Cry, the beloved country’. We avoided most of the freeway, and it was a ...
... know how he does it, it’s pitch dark, he has to drive on rough tracks, wield a spotlight, and look for game. Fortunately there are no other vehicles. But we learn there are at least 100 Elephant, 1200 Crocodiles, and 800 Hippo in iSimangaliso, as well as Buffalo, Giraffe and the rest of the gang. Only Lion and Cheetah are missing, but plenty of Leopards and smaller predator cats, as well as Hyena.
We spot: Waterbuck, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, ...
... fresh towels, Sherry, and surprise announcement - Kevin will be collecting us at 7:30 for an evening entertainment, so just enough time to freshen up.
Kevin directs us to follow a path lit by many lanterns, until we reach a sandy, open-air enclosure in the middle of which there is huge fire pit with large logs ablaze, a number of Pots near the fire’s edge. A full bar is set up at one side, a semi-circle of chairs, and then a similar set up of brightly laid out dining ...
... of the garden at our lodge (our next door neighbours came home after an unsuccessful hippo hunting drive to find the hippos between the car and their front door!). I can see why everyone has to stress to you how dangerous they are because you wouldn't think it from looking at them. All the ones we saw seemed very docile and friendly but a lot of people get into trouble when they feel threatened, particularly at the moment while they all have their young with ...