Elandela Private Game Reserve
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... Lodge about 10.40
Lion Sands Tinga has great breakfasts – the hot components are really nice too and they have “The English Breakfast” which has so many hot items it would be difficult to get through it – same with “The Rancher” … so we stick to the basics !!
Today our pastries were croissants and scones - I had a croissant, some fresh fruit with yoghurt ...
... they would be joining us on our afternoon game drive.
Off we went, spotting a couple of elephants chowing down on leaves and bark in the bush, then Impala, Nyala and a shy Steenback.
Our guide said that trackers had seen some Lion prints and were tracking them to see if we could see them. We were called back to meet up with them and parked along side the vehicle with the Canadian couple and their son.
... just lucky to be in the right place at the right time with a great Tracker and Guide.
We then drove back to the river to take photos of the Hippos in the water - the primary reason we came down to the river in the first instance. Two Hippos were on a sand bank in the middle of the river and when they saw us, they went thundering through the river, splashing as they moved quite quickly and them submerged themselves on the other side of the river, away ...
... the underbelly. The males have horns whereas the females don’t.
We saw a Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill sitting high up in a dead tree - it has a largish large but rounded beak which is good for digging out insects.
Our driver got a call over the radio and took us to a spot where the other safari vehicle was … and there they were - two lions lying side by side on the sandy banks of the Sabie River with ...
... with our guide and our tracker. In safari lingo they are always hunting for the "Big Five". This is an old hunting term that refers to the five most dangerous animals to hunt after they have been wounded. The Big Five are: rhino, elephant, water buffalo, lion and leopard. We were extremely lucky to spot the big five in the first two days of the stay. The leopard is the most difficult to spot and many people go home without ...