The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

Route 600 Champagne Valley Road, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, 3340, South Africa | 3 star hotel
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Day 14 - Gloomy Day in Drakensberg

A travel blog entry by simonannals on Oct 17, 2013

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... dramatic landscapes. I would agree with all of the above, except popular, we hardly saw a sole much to Jackie's consternation. If she can't see another white face, not counting albinos, she thinks we are going to get mugged. Particularly when we drive through villages with kids all walking along the side of the road, waving! With the drizzle and cloud and stunning scenery, it felt like we were in the Scottish Highlands. After paying our 30 rand entrance fee, the gate ...

ALL WITH ONE COMMON GOAL...

A travel blog entry by ouryearinafrica on Sep 26, 2013

4 comments, 29 photos

... as I looked around at what we had achieved in a few hours, what the willing spirit and hard work of those around us, by coming together, united with the same goal, just exactly what we could achieve. It was simple. It was this, this playground, this upgrade, something seemingly so simple for us and yet means so much for someone else, my only wish now is that I would see the looks on the crèche kids faces when they arrive back after school holidays. Now that would be a moment to ...

Last group meal out

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel on Aug 26, 2013

3 comments

... get in on time. And after them complaining about waiting for me to find a top, Jandre forgets the key for the gate anyway and we have to drive back,

On the drive home after the meal we saw a spotted genet and our first porcupine of the month wahey! In addition to several bush hares. The rhino were also in the garden once again, but just the front garden this time :)

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Mouse hotel empire

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel on Aug 12, 2013

1 comment, 7 photos

... within the first twenty metres due to drakensburg-wearied legs.

In the afternoon we set small mammal traps for small mammal trapping (good how that works, isn't it?). First of all we had to roll 110 bait balls for our little mammals to munch on and collect hay and load up the car. We then split into four groups. Two groups measuring every ten metres in an Easterly direction from a North to ...

Saturday

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel on Aug 03, 2013

10 photos

... to get a photo so we could I.D. them, as they had recently been named and put in a photo album for pattern I.D.ing. Exciting stuff.

After several hours Jandre completed the poiky making, and it was well worth it. The beef was practically falling off the bone, and the vegetables were lovely. Also by that stage I'd had several beers so maybe it was aided by that. A lovely Saturday evening :)
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