Sandford Park Country Hotel

PO Box 7, Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, 3350, South Africa | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bergville

Back to South Africa...

A travel blog entry by greatbigworld


... the surface. They have a museum here which is called a Tolana in Zulu, meaning precious stuff on a shelf. I think I have a lot of tolana at home... We had lunch in Glencoe. On our way, mid afternoon, the bus all of a sudden stops beside a small Zulu village. Marius hops out to talk to the lady in the yard, and then we were invited to check out their homes (huts) where she and her family, including parents and siblings with their family live. ...

Leopard time!

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel


... were walking down the exact track it must have walked down. We followed these tracks, just by coincidence for a good ten minutes, so it wasn't hard to imagine it stalking around the reserve.

The afternoon was spent packing and chilling, preparing for sundown. As a final night for five of the volunteers we sat at the top of the highest hill and enjoyed watching the sun go down together as a group, with a couple of beers and a few snacks.

On the way up the hill, ...

Local colour

A travel blog entry by alexobt

I say goodbye to my Austrian companions today. Travelling is made up of these brief, fiery friendships. Quickly made, quickly lost. Like Bede's sparrow flying through the feasting hall, we have a few moments of light and warmth together before heading back out into the darkness.I digress. Mostly I was a-hitching. Not getting married, or attaching trailers to cars, but standing by the side of the road with my arm out, trying my best ...

Erosion Controlled.

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel


... the top layer of soil, and the branches and hay should eventually form a base layer for new growth and the restoration of the ground.

We thought this would be an easier job than the rock moving, but the trees we chopped down were all spiny acacias, and the hay was mouldy, wet, full of insects and thistles, and horrifically dusty. We all laughed when we were back though, deliriously impressed with ourselves.

The first serious walk

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel


... I can not slash to save my life. Especially not with a small audience. Awkward.

After huge amounts of lunch it was time for a vegetation survey, sounded easy, but in the heat and with more steep inclines on gps navigated routes it was easier said then done. But I made it, with minimal injuries, and I haven't found any ticks yet, success! Tomorrow I think we are looking for rhino, and possibly putting up a few more cameras.

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