Protea Hotel The Winkler
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... Leaving the N4 we travelled a few Km on a rough road past very basic African housing in a traditional township, and on to Bongani Reserve. We swapped from the bus to 4WD safari vehicles and travelled 7 very rough and steep km to the lodge. Along the way we saw 3 elephants, a group of kudu, a lizard buzzard with an tree iguana in its claws, and a jackal buzzard.
The rooms and dining area of the lodge were magnificent and ...
... be seen of the surrounding low lands. We then came down from the mountains through a large number of pine plantations to Hazyview which was a surprisingly large town. The camp here was not fantastic as they had been doing a number of upgrades so the truck had to park in the carpark outside the newly constructed electric fence. This meant we actually had the evening meal in the car park ...
... doctor order, and they also gave us chance to try out our new 18-250mm camera lens that we purchased in Jo'burg.
Next we headed towards to Blyde River Canyon. On the way, we passed some monkeys on the road and Shaun was estatic, as we all know that Shaun loves monkeys. We drove to view the Three Rondavels that are perched deep in the canyon, but unfortunately the clouds had another plan for us, as the clouds totally covered what we wanted to see. So we ...
... 8212;turns out the 90 min ride took us back to about 10 min from the airport! Nice hotel—it is connected to a very upscale shopping mall with pilates center, craft shops, nut store—macadamias are grown here—knife store, interior design, etc—great dinner at a Pub—then off to bed.
Going to Kruger game park tomorrow for the last leg of our trip. We’re hoping to see a rhino or two ...
... br> But with a viewpoint called 'God's Window' just down the road from 'Wonderview', you really have to go and look at it. And with the Blyde River Canyon another 20km north it really is a place of spectacular scenery.
The canyon was stunning - the viewpoint at the 3 Rondavels was worth spending some time at, and not for the first time we gave thanks that we were visiting in the quiet winter months as we had the place to ourselves. ...