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Another picnic.., another dirt road adventure...this time we headed South 113km to De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch...
Founded in 1971 by Ann van Dyk (now 84 and still going strong!) with the aim of ensuring the long-term survival of cheetah and wild (painted) dogs...
We enjoyed a 'private' (we were the only ...
... to look at trees and birds. We also
let them try using our personal binoculars so they could get a feel
for how they actually worked. It was a lot of fun!
Another component of our education program is what we call the
Hornbill Drive. Being a commercial game reserve, Mabula offers drives
led by experienced field guides as a part of the package when you
come to stay here. Some of ...
after a bit of waiting we were invited to come and watch the rugby game while
waiting. After watching we could go to the West gate which is where we will
stay for three months. This is also the place were volunteers of the park are
staying and we were in luck: they had a braai in the evening! We got a nice
tour in the camp where we could sleep and so on. But when we opened the door of
our room we found out that a rat had died in our toilet and ...
... br> In the Big 5 area, once again we didn't see much at all, except for great scenery. We drove along Ndlopful Drive then onto Lekganyane Drive and at the end we turned right and began the 4x4 track. At first the track was not very 4x4ish and then it got very bumpy. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the end of the track. Along the way the only animal we saw was a little Grey Duiker. The silly thing with this track is ...
... rhino didn't come close to us, just continued grazing it the distance.
We were keen to get out there and see some more great sightings. At 1:30pm we set off for a game drive. We drove along Ndlopfu Drive and went through the gate into the big 5 area. Our eyes were peeled, we wanted to spot some big 5 animals.
The scenery was nice. Surrounding us were large mountains. Paul did some birding. We did not see any sign of the big five animals, ...