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... lodge we are staying at. It is fair to say it was a dinner high in protein. After dinner the host delighted in telling us that the south africans had beaten us at the sevens and shouted the boys a 'springbok'. Apparently they had to make horns with their hands, jump around and and drink it without holding the glass, although I have not seen the photo evidence of this! It was great to climb into bed after 43 hours of ...
... the period of the 1940's with a Fridgidair fridge, and an electric
and an old coal cooking range. The other rooms also had period
furniture. Next was the war memorial from WW1 and 2. Next to it was
an Oak tree that had been grown from an acorn from the Delville woods
in France, the scene of a major battle in WW1 which saw most of the
South African Regiment being killed. Opposite was the old printing
shop with some old printing machines ...
... had more beers at the lodge beforehand then we thought. Maybe just the emotionally draining day was taking it's toll, either way were laughing our asses off and having a great time. We drove some more and didn't really see too much, a few elephants and such.
We called off the safari a little early so our Rangers could bring us to a really special place in the bush to watch the sunset and have evening drinks and snacks. All the drivers met at the ...
... a 100% sure if they were play fighting or if it was a real “elephant confrontation”, it was cool to watch though!
We got back to the lodge late from the safari, about 9 am, after about 3 ½ hours or more in the bush, a truly incredible and very memorable experience.
At this point I would be remiss if I didn't thank the Virgin Unite and say what incredible hosts the Team Branson are. A special note of thanks to Nicole, Bridget, Jenny, Tracey ...
... it happened! Out of nowhere I spotted an elephant herd, ordered hubby to make a quick U-turn and take the first gravel road. This was such a special occasion, our first elephant herd in the Kruger National Park, and we had them all to ourselves for most of the time, no one
else had turned off. It was amazing to see those majestic creatures just grazing and passing us by peacefully. We had come to the Kruger National Park in search of this so many times before. ...