Elandela Private Game Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... lions walked right up to the car, about 5 feet from Karen! She hung out for a minute and then wandered back to the others.
There were two male lions that were separated from ...
... and along the way we spy an African Owl. Next we blow a tire. Next we’re flashed by a zebra. Then we arrive and are checked in by Glory who is delightful. Our accommodations are similar to what we had a Billy’s, upgraded and quite nice.
Quickly, however, we know we have a problem. None of our devices (B4’s iPhone 6, my iPhone 5S, my Dell Laptop or her Surface) will connect to the web. Other ...
... the shop and restaurant area and had a real coffee. Wonderful!!
There are lots of monkeys roaming around in the central area of our circle of rondaavels. And banded mongoose digging for grubs. The bird life is prolific - Burchell's starlings with their green/blue/purple glossy plumage, Red billed Buffalo Weaver, Crested Barbet and Red-Billed Hornbill and the Southern Yellow billed hornbill.
Then we came back to our room and ...
... unexpected. It was dusk and the sun was setting and Pravir drove us to a nice secluded spot (no animals) and he and Ronnie proceeded to take out picnic baskets. (What?? Picnic? In the bush?? Er ... must we??) Out came all kinds of snacks and even wine and beer! Thus lubricated and fed, we relaxed and talked photography and we shot photos of the moon. Pravir's 500mm was the envy of the rest of us. I couldn't even carry the lens:-) (Please note how all anxiety ...
... 3 hours we came across lions, cheetahs, water buffalo, warthog, deer, rhino, giraffes and multiple bird species but there were two quite distinct highlights…
Coming across a friendly leopard who very unexpectedly was more than happy to guide our safari vehicle down an isolated road, stopping every now and then to show us his territory and to pose for a photograph or two.
Driving into a herd of 20 elephants, complete with several babies ...