Hippo Hideaway

70 McKenzie Street, Saint Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Saint Lucia

African Wild Dogs in river

A travel blog entry by africazen


5.30 am saw us on the road again. Soon the Eastern horizon was a ribbon of pink then as the last star disappeared into the azure sky with a few smudges of clouds, the African landscape came to life. The bleached dry grasses began to glow gold as the rays of light from the yellow sphere crossed the land. Animals seen this morning were Mongoose (a family of about 7 ran across road in headlights), Owls, Hyena, ...

Game driving & night drive at iSimangaliso Wetland

A travel blog entry by annandjohnmoon


... flying carrots") and then 2 orange-billed Terns - slight smaller than the Sandwich Terns, these were Lesser Crested Terns. A Crocodile lurked around them but did not pounce.

I walked on down the beach and in the distance there were 2 Great White Pelicans and a Pink-backed Pelican. A few Spoonbills and a Fish Eagle were obvious but everything else too far across a fast flowing channel to reach and identify. Walking back a Sanderling ...

Staring at Lions

A travel blog entry by another-sky


... cats of all species are very good at staring contests and lions are no exception. Staring down a lion was a bit unnerving. Lion eyes are deep, and yellow, and hypnotic... more than once I felt an involuntary raising of the hair on the back of my neck as our eyes met. It was hard to turn away from that ominous gaze, caught as I was in a sort of primal trance. Honestly, I have never been a cat person and I find even the domestic variety to be aloof ...

Day 12 - Nature trail walks

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... it. I don't think I saw a solitary bird or crocodile! OK we would try the 3rd trail, which was along the beach. Surely this would be safe. We arrived in the car park for the 3rd trail where a boardwalk to us to the beach. We hadn't even got out of the car before we saw a big yellow diamond shaped sign that declared 'DANGER CROCODILES'. That was that then. Instead we went for an early lunch at the St Lucia Deep Sea Angling Club, where we had a couple of ...

Day 9 &10 - Vertigo!

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... He demanded we hand over our passports, then he directed us to park the car and return to him. We were now fearing the worst, Jackie had driven through a stop sign and we weren't insured, could this mean a hefty fine or even imprisonment! Where was my police warrant card when we neede it? Upon returning to the guard, we were marched, like naughty schoolchildren, to a building about 100 metres away. When I say marched, I staggered behind. To our relief ...

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