Elandela Private Game Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Babysitting service
- Swimming pool
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It's winter here now, which means warm days and cool/cold nights with no rain. It reminds me of a beautiful September day back home, or "football weather." It's so comfortable to us after the heat of Indonesia for 6 weeks, and 2 really hot days in Hong Kong. What that means for animal watching is that it's a great time to see them. Leaves are off many trees, the grass is dead and the riverbeds and many waterholes are dried up. Animals tend ...
... stopped for our Sundowners – hot chocolate with Amarula for us !!
After about 20 mins, we climbed back into the vehicle and started our drive back to the Lodge.
Then Jabulani got the call. He turned the vehicle around and put the pedal to the metal – yay, we’re in the Safari Ferrari !!
We soon joined the other vehicle and there it was … a leopard “sleeping” ...
... taken it up the tree. There was a Hyena hanging around the base of the tree, pacing up and down – just waiting for left overs. The Leopard was panting and his belly looked pretty full – clearly he had eaten some of his prey and carried the rest up the tree and was more interested in not sharing it with the Hyena.
The first vehicle left and then we drove up to the Hyena and discovered that there were two in the grass. We took some happy snaps ...
I downloaded our photos and then set about sorting them out for the blog. I finished off the blog for our first day here but couldn’t upload it because we can only get WIFI in the Lodge.
We both had showers in the shower room which refreshed us and then it was time for lunch.
When we arrived at lunch, we saw the couple who stayed at the Cape Cadogen hotel – they were ...
... our safari yet! We arrived at the lodge just in time for lunch, a buffet of beef, pasta and vegetables. We weren't too hungry but tried a bit of everything! Then we were taken to our suite! It was like a small cottage with a thatched roof, A beautiful big room, which opens up onto a private decked area with our own hot tub. The bathroom, bigger than my bedroom at home, had a rainfall Shower and a huge roll top bath which looked out on to the water ...