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Today we we travelled to Richards Bay to have the new roof rack fitted and take delivery of the Oz Tent RV3. Look out for the demo of the tent on the youtube channel in a couple of day. Richards Bay, about 2 hours from Durban, has the biggest and deepest harbour in the country and is mainly used for the export of coal and metals. The area also has some of the most spectacular wetland scenery and unspoilt beaches on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. The Zululand Birding Route ...
... by visiting elephants, but non are here today. Approaching a small clearing a little further on, Rick points out white, chalk like balls on the ground, Hyena poo, white from the calcium in the bones they eat. There are many droppings here, this is apparently a way for the Hyena to gain hierarchy, a social gathering of poo to see who's is the whitest! Ahead, I spot movement in the bush, a quick whistle gets Ricks attention and we stop still with bated breath to see what it ...
... density of the forest along with them being solitary, secluded animals. They are also impressed with our Hyena sighting and not least the mating rhino pair. What a morning! At 12:30 we meet Rick, our ranger for the 3 day Wilderness walk, and the three other people joining us, Sonja and her children Cathrine and David from Cape Town. We start with the briefing and the dos and dont's. No white or light clothes, rhinos will charge you! No talking, its disturbs Ricks sense ...
... greener there. Brunch at Centenary centre. More Zebra and a foal. At airstrip camera track there was a herd of Impala that leapt in the air as they ran away and the Warthogs ran after them with their tails in the air like flags. Philip was worried about Buffalo a little way off at one of the cameras. Stopped at Boma briefly to say goodbye to dogs. Saw Lion on sandbar at river, a long way off in distance. Back to Camp at 2pm. Antonine was there, the Monitor ...
... female Wild Dog had made a kill there. Axel drove very fast. Lots of people keen to tell Axel story (groupies!). Female had left kill and gone away. Went into hide and saw Buffalo at waterhole. Axel saw a tourists photo and thinks it was Feather. Very excited. Got back to camp at 1.30. I made vanilla muffins (packet mix!!!) Toasted cheese sandwich for lunch. Headed off at 3.30 to look for Wild dogs. Got signals for ...
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