Sodwana Bay Lodge
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... away. We checked through the binoculars and identified it as a cheetah! As we watched she came nearer and nearer and we could see there were two cubs with her. She ignored us completely and came within 50 metres. Great to watch and super photos were taken. It was such a thrill as cats are always difficult to see, especially leopard and cheetah. And to see her with cubs too was lovely. A fantastic highlight of the trip!
On the way to Mphafa Hide we saw two more white rhino, again ...
... oriented us to the property and where our tent was located. We drove the car near the tent to unload and were greeted by a small heard of Nyala (a hoofed animal similar to a deer) right near our tent. We settled in and navigated our way to the Boma where dinner was to be served. The Boma is a large outdoor eating space with straw huts that cover the tables. We were welcomed by a young man who acted as both a waiter and host for everyone at the lodge. Dinner was a buffet ...
... was decided to pull over and attempt to clean up a little, however hopping out of a car in the middle of Clermont, in a not so great part of town at 5pm is probably not the best thing. So between wiping up vomit, trying not to smell vomit and having locals holler and whistle at you is a little unnerving and we got back in the vomit filled car as quickly as we could.
5 minutes later we were back at school, dropping the girls off, and ...
... They watch the animal tracks and let the driver know which direction to go in.
As we drove through the dense forrest, we saw a couple of bull elephants and then the tracker picked up lion tracks on the clay sand. Their tracks are huge, at least as big as your hand. After many twists and turns, the tracks go into a part of the forrest that is too dense for the vehicle to travel into. The tracker and the driver leave ...
... that there was opportunity this afternoon, but that bookings at Phinda were heavy over the ensuing few days, and it was uncertain as to whether they would be able to take us later. So, again, we will report on our ‘Phinda’ Safari subsequently and separately, and for the moment, we bid you farewell again, and very much hope you will find our experiences and photographs interesting and entertaining.
All the Best to All the Best,
Catherine & ...