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Oh yeah. So we were in Nelspruit waiting for a cab. And waiting. And waiting. It was getting darker and the shuttle had left and it seemed like the cab was taking way longer than it should have. But I had no ill feeling about this. It didn’t seem “wrong”. I told myself that there must be a reason for us being there at that moment. ...
... we saw flocks of impala, tiny babies in tow. After the sun set, we heard the menacing chuckle of the spotted hyena. They don't look that vicious on first glance, but knowing that their immensely powerful jaws are said to be the strongest of all mammals, ensures one stays up on the deck. After they kill, they eat everything including the bones, horns and hooves. They even eat the teeth and digest it all in 24 hours! What does one expect when they ...
... time to go. Fun times!
Tim’s next adventure was to go kloofing with his pal Jono down ‘Suicide Gorge’ (fortunately there were no deaths). Kloofing basically means cliff jumping and scrambling down a canyon in the middle of nowhere for 5 hours and then when you get out there’s no path marked and you have to go on a 20 minute meander up another canyon to try and find it. Amazing day though full of boiling sun, freezing ...
... compared to the 100+ at the Lower Sabie camp at which we're staying), we visited a great little museum that gave a history of the area and displayed the top 50 photos from a 2002 photo contest in Kruger. Especially interesting was a lion skin and knife display with the 1903 story of Ranger H.C. Wolhetr (which we're not clear on the spelling..have to Google this and repair it later if not correct.)
As Craig related the story, returning by horseback ...
... 41 turboprop was a real tight squeeze. Somehow, I wound up on the "1-seat" side of the plane and couldn't get my camera bag under the seat and there was no overhead compartments. Fortunately, no one sat next to Rox so I moved over there and we could stow the gear. The Mpumulanga airport was real cute and quite efficient.
We met our guide, Craig Berger, and immediately headed into the park through the Numbi gate which ...