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... time on a short hike through the bush, learning a little about tracking an animal and some of the closer up details that we couldn’t really see from the truck. Dawie also explained to us about the various types of plant life and we even had the chance to taste a couple of different types of leaves from the trees to show how one tree utilizes tannins (just like in wine) to give it a very bitter taste and protect it from being eaten. It was incredibly ...
Up and on the road to the park. We were following the GPS instructions to the shortest route to the park but unfortunately it did not take into account the dangerous potholes in the road and then to road construction with total traffic stoppage along with lots of people out on the road walking up to the cars.
We then decided to backtrack and head into the park from the Phabeni Gate instead. When you ...
... come here to speak of – nor do they figure largely in SA tourist numbers – perhaps too far/no direct flight to SA?
David and Mia run this family business at Nottens, owning the land in partnership with his family and a Shangaan family who have worked here for years. They make the whole of Nottens camp available to guests, never lock the office with free wifi for all, and the entire staff gets to know us while there. The service is beyond exemplary, the ...
... hornbill birds right outside our tent, and
lots of iridescent starlings. As we relaxed in the pool we watched impala and
wildebeest make their ways across the veldt. What a stage before us.
After the 4pm ‘tea’ of cake/biscuits/cheeses/fruit we were
off on a 3 hour drive and walk, with Doug and tracker Albino. We soon spied a
very large white rhino about 30 years old, grazing with wildebeest around, ...
The started sunny cloudless and hot, but a breeze did get up in the afternoon. Overnight we had decided not to have a really early start, so I had a walk around the camp before breakfast. Hippos we grunting well in the river and there was quite a bit of bird life though mainly calls that were unknown to me. However I added a few species to our list including another lifer, Arrow-marked Babbler.