Travel Blogs from Nelspruit
... out in a fight for dominance; hyenas nearly always give birth to twins and if they are the same sex, they fight to the death of the weaker sibling. Outside of the camp we were delighted to see a giraffe at the waterhole. It reminded us of those toys that collapse when you press the bottom, it seemed to fold its legs inward at the joints to allow its lengthy neck to reach way way down to the water. We saw a healthy population of white rhino. They ...
This morning we had a slow start to the day. We started with enjoying a huge breakfast on the deck. Today was planned to be more relaxed than yesterday. On the way to the National Botanical Gardens we stopped at a large Cape Union Mart store. Here we bought few things that we would need for our upcoming trip to Mana Pools National Park.
We arrived at the gardens at about ...
... to a massive range of wild animals including Elephant (obviously), Lions, Buffalo, Rhino and (just so they could say they have the big 5) 1 leopard, which a tour guide we asked had seen once... on a research camera. We weren’t too hopeful to spot the fella. After a few hours we were checked in and driving around on the lookout (with one pair of Binocs) for our first wild Elephants. We drove around seeing various game like kudu, hartebeast, zebra, warthog ...
The morning drive started as a day for lions. We saw two males just outside the camp gates near the Sunset Dam. But, at 6:10am, we didn't have enough light to really get a good photo (even with flash which tends to make their eyes "pop".) Many othr cars following us decided to pull off and (apparently) wait for better light. We went on.
It turns out that was the right decision. After driving toward the Skukuza ...
... again, they might look up your "record" and still kick you out.
The kitchens on these bungalos are all external with a wood canopy so you cook and eat "al Fresco" every time. Like picnicing in the US, bird scanvengers are common during the day. The Glossy Starlings, a deep purple/black bird the size of a robin, were rather insistent about sharing anything on the table to the point they'll come and take it off your ...
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Other places to stay in Nelspruit
Cnr N4 & Graniet Street, Nelspruit | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Cnr Madiba Road & Koorsboom Streets, off N4, Nelspruit | Hotelfrom $89
15 Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Nelspruit, 1200, Nelspruit | 4 star hotelfrom $179
30 Jerepico Street, Nelspruit | 4 star hotelfrom $69
Cnr. White River Road & Government Blvrd Riverside Park Ext. 1, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga 1201, Nelspruit | Hotelfrom $50
cnr Samora Machel Drive & Henshall Street, Nelspruit | 3 star hotelfrom $89
Roodewal 251 J.T., Nelspruit | Hotelfrom $45
23 Sheppard Dr, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga 1201, Nelspruit | Hotelfrom $195