Protea Hotel Richards Bay
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Outdoor pool
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Travel Blogs from Richards Bay
... Bay Harbour and the Game Reserve, known also as New Mouth, on its route. This part of the route covers sandbanks, mud flats, extensive mangroves, freshwater pans and forest areas and bird watchers can spot a number of rarities such as the cuckoo hawk and pygmy goose. New Mouth features a number of aquatic birds as well as hippos and crocodiles.
During the 3 hour wait for the fitting, Bernard, Christine and myself went down to the Tuzi-Gazi waterfront where we ...
... a lone Impala, no danger here and once he gets whiff of us, he's off, bouncing away. It's fairly easy to spot birds in the bush while walking, but being on constant alert for bumping into anything big and dangerous around each bush kind of puts the birds on the back list. We do however get a nice look at a Trumpet Hornbill and Vulture flying overhead. The heat is rising, so I guess we are getting close to midday, maybe with more time I could figure this out from the sun, but ...
... If an elephant or a rhino charges at you, don't run - easier said than done! Rick is dead serious when he talks to us and its easy to see that this is nothing to take lightly, I start to wonder what the hell we are doing! Too late now, we get in the car and drive the 15 minutes to the start of the trail. With arriving late last night, we missed sending our belongings with the donkeys to camp, so we have to carry everything ourself in the backpack. Its totally fine ...
... Lisa bought us soft drinks at Mpila then led us to last camera trap and she would do bridge one on way out. Went to Boma to check on dogs. All good. A few dig marks from outside. Saw Hyena walk down drive, didn't hear it or see it till last minute. Then Pam needed a toilet break and had to go behind bush, lots of jokes about animals. Left Boma 7pm after scanning got nothing for Moses and Rhyder. Back to camp ...
... Met Courtney whose staying here for a few days, doing PhD on Rhino dung. We were to go on drive at 2pm but then it changed to 3. Left just before 3 for drive to do camera traps and find the Wild Dogs. 6 cameras to check for a guy doing PhD study. Had to change batteries and SD cards and sweep the path of prints. At one of the camera Axel told us to stay put as there was a bird there that hung around dangerous animals and he could hear something ...