Floreat Riverside Lodge
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June 15, 2015
Sabie, South Africa (Pr. SAW bee)
Traveling through Kruger Park was slow going. But once we left the park, you can drive up to 100 KM/hour. Not long after we left, we ...
... up by pushing on trees, big trees. They finally wandered into the bush. By now it was dark and the tracker, who sits on a seat on the front hood of the jeep (so he can see tracks in the ground etc.) shines a large flashlight back and forth. Not sure if they are looking ffor eyes to shine in the light or trying to warn the animals that we are coming. Suddenly the drivers stops and backs up. There on a bush was a shiny white thing. Nelson (our ranger) plucked it off the tree and ...
... off to Long Tom pass. We drove for 21 kms and on the left-hand side of the road was a replica of a Creusot siege cannon. This monument marks the spot where, from 8 to 11 September 1900, two of these cannons were used for the last time by the Boer commandos against the British army. The cannons - with their long barrels - were nicknamed the "Long Toms" by the British forces. We stopped off here ...
The next day I had a swim in the hotels little pool but got poorly so I spent the whole day in bed watching TV. That night we went out to a Greek restaurant and had a delicious starter which was pita bread with your choice of three dips. The next day we were on the move to a town called Barberton which was right by Kruger.
When we were driving I amused myself by looking out the window at the huge ...
Day : 420
Temperature : 20 degrees
Weather : Mixed
Change of plans. We decided to come up to Sabie to see some of the awesome scenery in the area and take a trip into Kruger National Park rather than go straight to Mozambique, since we were actually in the area anyway.
And so the following morning, in FREEZING temperatures, we drove up to Graskop and onto The Pinnacle and God's Window. The landscapes were amazing, ...