Protea Hotel Park
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... wasn't too bad. Beer tasting - tick. Now for some local cuisine. We could have gotten back on the truck but with a bunch of excited children and only a short way to go, the consensus was to walk with our new friends. By that stage I had acquired two new friends, both of whom probably would have climbed in my luggage to come home given the opportunity. Our celebrity only lasted to the door of one of the local families that was hosting us for ...
... and we made Khama Rhino Reserve with time to spare. If Mac hadn't already paid for the bungalow which we were sharing ( school holidays had begun and there was very little available accommodation) we could easily have pressed on and stayed in one of the new hotels in either Palapye or Mahalapye. The bug allow ( quite an apt autocorrect by my iPad) was very basic, the 2 bedrooms? only separated by a 2 meter dividing wall( the ones ...
... of the others we have met so far have been able to tell us. Reasonably so, because the others aren't really anywhere near our age and too concerned about our "safety" to tell us about anything fun. So we exchanged numbers and plan to head to a place called Thirsty Cowboy sometime during our stay.
The others have arrived. Time for some soccer!
Behind us were an awesome group of guys who had... Just a bit to drink. But boy did they ...
... hide we spotted giraffe, ostrich, impala, warthog and red hartebeest.
We continued walking. I was hoping that we would have great, close sightings of animals as we were not in a car. We did walk quietly and then we came across three red hartebeest and two impalas. They froze when they saw us, and then ran off into the bush. It is a shame that the animals are quite skittish in this reserve. We were about half way through our ...
... s largest floodplain system. The floodplain is not always under water. This reserve is well known for its large variety of birds, about 380 different varieties. There are also quite a large variety of mammals, but nothing too dangerous. Here we can either go for game drives or do unguided bush walks.
The drive to the campsite from the entrance was only about five minutes. We set up our tent in the very small campsite – there are only 6 sites. ...
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Pets allowed