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... to the ship at 11a as we had an early afternoon tour. We had a quick lunch and then headed out to our first day safari tour. The bus ride was about 90 minutes. There were acres and acres of eucalyptus trees. They grow very tall and are thin trees. We saw a lumber yard full of them cut down and were waiting for transport. As far as we could see, that is how many eucalyptus trees there were.
We went ...
... Women carrying the most awkward loads on their heads, boxes with teapots and other things, not evenly loaded. Bags of rice, probably 10 kg!
Arrived at Phumula Lodge, place where Wildlife ACT meets and waits for transport, at 10.30. Cup of tea (only Rooibos offered). Free wifi so uploaded blog and got emails. Said goodbye to Antoine, left 11.45 for Richards Bay Airport.
There were road works on the way and the driver got impatient so drove ...
... as it could not even find any roads at times. For three hours we battle corrugations, potholes, cracks, humps, dips, rocks, gravel ,sand and stray women in the middle of the track carrying their shopping or whatever on their head.
A thunderstorm was looming in the distance. Frank and I looked at each other. You wanted to see Africa? Well…This is ...
As I wrote in one of the earlier blogs Brenda Howett (the captain) gave me the book the elephant whisperer from Lawrence Anthony. I read it in three days and it inspired me so much that I decided to change my travel plans and book two nights in Thula Thula and drove 14 hrs up and down to the Lowfeld in order to see where the elephants broke through the boma etc.
The next 48 hrs were kinda dream. Back in the bush. Basically the main thing ...
... for calling at this port was to go on a game drive, and as we had done this previously from excellent places in Kenya we had not opted to do so on this occasion.
We had to laugh off our mistake and repair to the bar and the pool deck and have a leisurely lunch before the Trivia quiz.
Amazing how the day goes so ...