Formule 1 Nelspruit
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... At 2500kg, they are twice the weight of black rhino with proportionately longer and larger heads and a wide square lip. We never tire of seeing the zebras, wildebeast, kudus and the other antelope that roam here in huge numbers. We seem to lose track of time as we drive along rough dusty back roads. We will sit for thirty minutes or more, with the engine off, mesmerized by a herd, a flock or lone mammal . Before we know it, the dark is chasing us ...
This morning we had a slow start to the day. We started with enjoying a huge breakfast on the deck. Today was planned to be more relaxed than yesterday. On the way to the National Botanical Gardens we stopped at a large Cape Union Mart store. Here we bought few things that we would need for our upcoming trip to Mana Pools National Park.
We arrived at the gardens at about ...
... to a massive range of wild animals including Elephant (obviously), Lions, Buffalo, Rhino and (just so they could say they have the big 5) 1 leopard, which a tour guide we asked had seen once... on a research camera. We weren’t too hopeful to spot the fella. After a few hours we were checked in and driving around on the lookout (with one pair of Binocs) for our first wild Elephants. We drove around seeing various game like kudu, hartebeast, zebra, warthog ...
The morning drive started as a day for lions. We saw two males just outside the camp gates near the Sunset Dam. But, at 6:10am, we didn't have enough light to really get a good photo (even with flash which tends to make their eyes "pop".) Many othr cars following us decided to pull off and (apparently) wait for better light. We went on.
It turns out that was the right decision. After driving toward the Skukuza ...
... again, they might look up your "record" and still kick you out.
The kitchens on these bungalos are all external with a wood canopy so you cook and eat "al Fresco" every time. Like picnicing in the US, bird scanvengers are common during the day. The Glossy Starlings, a deep purple/black bird the size of a robin, were rather insistent about sharing anything on the table to the point they'll come and take it off your ...
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