Shingala Guest House
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... s Window. The high elevation provided a view of the endless pine and eucalyptus plantations interspersed with pockets of tangled indigenous jungle. There were pine trees growing everywhere and when a large swath of trees had been felled the space was immediately re-planted with new seedlings. Log trucks were everywhere which probably contributes to the many potholes we constantly have to dodge.
... plus birds, awesome birds. A very slow drive but a great drive! We had lunch at Skukuza Restcamp and were able to stretch and shop until 3pm and then another leisurely drive to the hotel. Our group was checked in efficiently and then wandered the property in awe. Truly an outstanding hotel at the entrance to the park built to reflect the surroundings. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate must be the flagship of the Protea chain. No one can imagine ...
... Virgin Unite again helps support. They are the only medical care for many miles around and people come from all of the surrounding villages when in medical need. AIDS is obviously rampant here in Africa and the clinic serves as a place to get screened and get the drugs needed to help fight the deadly disease. The clinic director gave us to run down on what they did and how they operate.
Bill and Taney Starkey were also on this trip with us and staying at the ...
... to drive and proceeded to drive like a maniac, swerving in and out of the bush, having lots of fun. We saw herds of Impala on the short drive and I knew we were in for a special couple of days. We got to the foot of the mountain where the lodge is perched and Richard proceeded to put the vehicle in 1st gear and 4WD, it was straight up, the truck struggled to make it up the steep road and we all felt like we were going to flip over the back because ...
... in the park. Giraffe, elephant, hippo, zebra, and the ever present impala as well as our first rhino! Of course, if you have prey the chances of predators does increase. Always on the lookout for that elusive cheetah, leopard, or wild dog to come into view. We drove on from the waterhole and left Jerry and Tom to enjoy and we were going ahead so we could set up our tent.
Saw ground hornbills making their call and watched them ...
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