Elandela Private Game Reserve
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... certain that we can pull up in front of any other stopped vehicle and steal their find.What isn't so amusing is the fight we have with the campsite official late in the day who insists there's no room in the inn (or any other Kruger inn for that matter) for a few weary travellers. Perhaps she was right and we should have booked ahead, perhaps she was sensible in pointing out it was a ...
... northern part of the park. Both days started very well with spotted hyenas the first day and then 6 male lions chasing a herd of Cape buffalo on the second! Froth! Seeing a lion in a zoo your impressed by the size and such I suppose, seeing them trudging through bushes and scrub as huge, lean killing machines chasing buffalo...something else entirely! I have seen a few before in captivity but these lions were honestly shocking they were that big, it truly changed ...
... of good luck came early last night when the dominant male leopard was spotted. Our ranger, Richard, got us over to the sighting as fast as he could (flying over the beat up dirt roads) but unfortunately we barely got a view before he left our traversal area into the deeper bush. However, when we started heading out two more leopards were spotted in the area!
These two were brothers and traveling together, and lucky ...
... the "Big 5" being Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Buffalo and Cheetah - the hardest animals to hunt by foot as they fight back).
(mum / dad - stop reading)
Next, we came to the lions. Happily dosing in the shade until we rocked up. Now, given this was an open truck and I was on the back row on my own I did start to feel a little uneasy. The male lion was near to me and eye balled me from about two metres away. One of the most ...
... me in the bundu.Heeeeeeelp! I just unfortunately have a vivid imagination as you know. By luck a Toyota truck was passing and I persuaded Bob to ask them to get me back to the hotel - there was no way I was venturing any further.Bob continued on to the village in the back of the Toyota van and returned after he had explored the local surrounds. Only later whilst ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting