Etali Safari Lodge
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... Pay supermarkets. Today the supermarket was packed. The queues were huge and there were people everywhere. However, it was all good natured and everyone was patient and friendly. It was also nice and cool in the supermarket so not a bad place to be. The excitement built as we came to the gate for Madikwe Game Reserve. After 15 minutes of a very bumpy drive we made it to the lodge and were greeted with a lovely cold flavoured water. We were given a run down of the lodge, ordered ...
We've had a fantastic time at Makanyane and it was a little sad to leave. But I am looking forward to going home. Though I could certainly get used to having all my meals prepared for me, the cleaning done and the bed turned down!
We've been given a timeframe to return - one of the staff said we have to come back within ...
A day at Makanyane looks a bit like this.
Wake up. It's hard to believe but I have voluntarily been woken up before dawn every day.Pre-breakfast. I might be awake but there is no way I am going to function without a cup of tea.Game drive. We file out to the vehicles, work out who's going in which one and where they're going to sit. My brain isn't really engaged yet so I just ...
... bracing is a fair description. But the sky is blue and clear and goes on forever. And it is still and quiet except for birdsong (and us of course).
We're fortunate enough to see the pride again - the cubs and the females. We inadvertently stumble across them as we were approaching the sighting, the cubs were running around ...
... They are warming up in small clearing of red dirt and are content to let us observe. The other vehicle moves off after a little while and we have the cheetahs all to ourselves. JR tell us that all we need to do is to stay relaxed, no sudden movements, talk normally, take all the photos we want. The cheetahs remain relaxed as long as we are relaxed. JR would start the engine and move the vehicle ...