Burchell's Bush Lodge
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... As we walk through Sabi Sands and to our private suite, it feels like we've won the lotto! The suite we're staying in doesn't even have a room number, instead it's known as the Mandleve (suite). Needless to say, this place is baller! With its own private outdoor shower, it's own refreshing pool, huge bathroom with a soaking tub, I think this is reserved for people on their honeymoon. Even though Fern and I aren't on a honeymoon, we'll take it! Later on in ...
Yesterday we arranged our flights home, and David or brother Dale will drive us to the airport 2.5 hours away, but AFTER we do the morning drive, they say. Tinyko and Gideon were waiting for us, and said they would promise us a leopard today. And we were blessed! A beautiful leopard was walking on the road, and came right up to us, seemingly unconcerned, sniffed at the wheel tracks, then headed straight for Ted in the back seat of the jeep, as I ...
... their horns), Burchell’s zebras (double
stripe), impalas and more impalas, being the most common antelope, recognisable
by their ‘shaved’ brown belly, marabou stork in the dead tree, warthogs near
the road – we watched them for ages, oxpecker birds on board and glossy
starlings too, Brown snake (yelloweyed) eagles, 4 maned lions hidden in the
grass, and we sat and waited for their profiles as ...
... particularly with the present horror stories on the increasing poaching in Africa.
Next stop was for our first Elephants, two wandering along. We were to see a few others on the journey to camp. Leopard Tortoises had to be carefully negotiated as they trundled down the road. I managed a good but brief sighting of a Dark-chanting Goshawk, a lifer.
Although a little early, we were able to check into our self-catering Chalet no. 223. Nice and ...
We got up early for the morning safari. It was still hot!
Didn't see too much - elephants, rhino, a herd of hippos in the water, some birds and of course giraffes and impalas.
After breakfast it was too hot to do much. Too hot for the pool etc. So I blogged and then rested up for lunch.
The evening ...