The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel
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... to 2 sunbathing lizards and waited while we ate our lunch. We saw a few birds but sadly no rhinos. According to a few people we've spoken to, a lot of the rhinos in this reserve have sadly been killed by poachers. There are supposed to be white and black rhinos in the park, hopefully they were just hiding from us today.
While we were eating a watching, a butterfly flew into a spider's web in front of our faces and suddenly ...
... found us an equally nice, if not nicer room. Accommodation in the Drakensberg region is scarce and more expensive at the moment, because it has been all taken up by mountain bikers. Apparently there is a big race coming up in the area. After booking some more expensive lodgings for the following night we went out to dinner at the cheap and cheerful option. I had a burger and Jackie had mutton curry, followed by a glass of wine and bed. Song of the Day - Stormclouds by New Model ...
... or so we gave up, fifteen minutes up the road however we started to smell rotting meat. We looked around to find the source but couldn't find anything. The breeze kept changing direction making it difficult to pinpoint, and if the meat was dropped by poachers it may be well hidden.
Disappointing, but still so much evidence of what had happened the day before. It let us see the extent of the damage.
... ended up suddenly sprinting back to the house once we lost sight of it... We saw a rhino running a few days ago, I think survival kicked in and we couldn't risk it when it was so close but out of sight. The guys however, stayed out with their torches still looking, completely unaware, its now hysterically funny how fast I sprinted to that door, considering the first rule of the bush is don't ever run. Whoops!
... s building, and there are dried out gizzards and a branch from a tree in the thatching opposite the front door, and a bed is on the right. The ancestors sort of have a presence in the gizzard things, and they can be talked to, especially for example, if you have a run of bad luck they can be told to warn evil spirits away as they might be causing this bad fortune. Also if you move house, they need to stay there until their new house is ready, and then they ...