Protea Hotel Nelspruit
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So, back in Nelspruit. Not the sort of place that really warrants a second visit, but I had a couple of things to sort out before leaving South Africa. The main aim was to try and get a visa for Mozambique before heading to the border.
That didn't work so well - at the consulate they told me the visa would take 'at least three or four days', which didn't sound the best plan. They assured me that I ...
... in his house, which I suppose we were. Our bedroom was large, but very dated, which Jackie liken to the Bates Motel again. Jackie then spent the next 1.5 hours on the phone and internet to the Nationwide Bank Fraud Dept who had cancelled her card due to an unauthorised payment in the US. Finally sorted and Jackie slightly stressed, we walked to Pappa's restaurant where we had 'Shwarmas', with a Greek salad side. I had beef and Jackie chicken, encased ...
... all a bit amusing. Fortunately there was a British Airways flight available and so we said our fair-thee-wells to our good friends and enjoyed the extra leg room and complimentary meal (including a dairy milk choc to the gleeful reception of Nomie) on our journey north. It was such a blessing to spend some time with Steve and Yvonne and we miss them we do!They went back to stay with Ouma and enjoyed their last days in Cape Town in the 30 degree heat.
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What could have been a tourist-trap turned out to be the highlight of the day when we visited the Elephant Sanctuary near Hazyview. On the way up, we did finally get a few snapshots of the banana trees growing in fields near the road. After some afternoon tea, we were given a tour of the elephant barn and lecture on elephant anatomy and behaviors. Then we met "Caspar", a 26-year old bull elephant, and "Kitso", a 13-year ...
... perched on a branch above the road, the viewing after leaving the hide was mostly non-existant. Just before we got to the bridge across the Sabie River outside the camp, we encountered "Pumbaa" and other semi-friendly wart hogs. "Pumbaa" decided to pose so we got some good head shots of him and proof that he really does belong on the "Big 5 Ugliest" animals' list.
The Sunset Dam area was fairly quiet ...