Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa
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... mass of a fully grown African elephant charging towards you is not something you want to hang around to watch. The rest of the afternoon proved no more fruitful. Back to the camp to prepare for the night game drive. This time in another open top. On went the layers. By the end I think I had two pairs of socks, two pairs of pants, a singlet, t-shirt, long sleeved top, hoodie and rain coat as a wind breaker. There was no way I was going to get cold this time. There was not enough room on ...
Sunday 6th October 2013 Woke up early and wrote my blog for Saturday. I was merrily typing away listening to the birds singing overhead until I got shat on twice. At breakfast, a full English, the owner Dave , who is originally from Surrey, asked us if we had had a good meal the previous night. Jackie told him that the portions were massive and we couldn't eat it all. He said that the South Africans liked their big portions to which Jackie inexplicably said "Well, they are all big ...
... from a rhino and tracked that bad boy for a solid 40 mins. Finally we saw him, beautiful as ever. He was very close as we drove in amongst the bush were he was and for a moment aunty Jo and I had a spaz attack because he started to charge, luckily he stopped at the green grass. We watched him for a while and took many photos. We got back to the lodge, had a nice breakfast and went to the pool. I read and wrote and aunty Jo the same. We went back to the room, had ...
... nervous looking buffalo (although from the contented look of the lion I don't think they had much to worry about). After breakfast we head south and then as if by magic, the leopard-neck pays off as there is one sleeping on a branch of a tree by the river. It looks so fluffy that you just want to sit on the sofa and stroke it. We sit and watch it for ages, delighted to have completed the illusive quintet and enamoured with the beautiful leopard taking a ...
... integrated) and there is one bugger called Tripod (he has one leg!!) who just follows you around when you're feeding until you give in!! He's hilarious!
I then had to go and get a chest xray to test me for TB as
then I can spend time with the older monkeys as they are more prone to
catch things from humans - on the way back, I had a great time as I sat on the back of a pick up truck
at like 70mph!!!
So, I am actually here for a ...