Amakhosi Safari Lodge
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... but they had completely disappeared! It is amazing how a mob of such big animals can move so silently and be hidden in what seems to be fairly open scrub. Heading on we soon came upon a bigger herd again with mature adults on the road stripping foliage. We stopped and switched the motor off to observe it all at a very close distance. Suddenly the bush parted right beside the car and there was a Bull elephant ears wide,trunk up,tusks waving and trumpeting loudly for us ...
... than 10 metres before we realised one of our front tyres was completely flat. Not a good place to have a flat tyre!!!!!! With one truck already gone in the distance we made our way very slowly a little further away before we stopped to change it. 100 metres away from 9 hungry looking lions in the pitch black the driver cracked the nuts loose, and unchained the spare from beneath the truck only to find that it too was flat. We radioed to the truck which was way ahead as it was the ...
... us from under some trees. Again the sky was full of rain, threatening us with a real drenching at the top of the hill we were on. They were all there and looked really well. The 2 cubs have grown in just a few weeks. We watched them for a while and it was amusing to see one of the cubs climb a tree. With time ticking on and the cheetahs had moved out of our sight we headed back to the lodge. The people that were on the other truck did not have a good drive as they had a guide who ...
... a flat tyre and their spare was also flat, so off we went to the rescue. We collected their 2 tyres and headed to the base camp. Using the airline we inflated both of theirs plus our flat but the punctures were too big, so someone from the lodge came to us with the puncture repair stuff they use. Basically they locate the puncture then use a special punch which has a kind of a needles eye on the end and stick it in the hole to make it bigger. Then with a second one they thread ...
... a small town ( more like a village) one main road with shops, bars and restaurants and apartment buildings no higher than 2 storey. With a beach on one side and the estuary the other. It is a nice place to chill out and relax. We go for our breakfast with Jelle who is 19 , the waitress takes our order and then says to Paul and what can I get for you Dad!!!!!!!! I laughed :-) It was a very very hot and humid day, we were all sweaty by the time we were picked up at 4.30pm. Back at the lodge ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmakhosi Safari Lodge Pongola
What a fantastic experience. From the moment we drove through the gates to the time of leaving. We were there with four children under ten and everyone had such a wonderful time. In addition to seeing the Big Five, we followed four Cheetahs on a mission to kill, watch giraffes eat Hyena bones and were surrounded by twenty elephants. We stayed at the Villa and relaxed watching the wild life drinking at the river below us. The food was delicious, service of a high standard. Any negatives - yep we weren't there long enough.
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