Hluhluwe River Lodge
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... visits to South Africa.
What an amazing day and what an introduction for Catherine to Phinda. Four of the Big Five seen in one outing on our first day !!!
Bringgg Bringgg Bringgg ……. the alarm rang at 4.45 am to wake me up for the new day, although to be honest, new days never excite me very much any time before 8.00am !!! But
with the stunning sight of a small herd of elephants visible from our Mountain Lodge reception / café ...
... lined with wooden sticks with 3 sets of 2 bigger logs going across. Everything looks rustic and is decorated in traditional African style, and absolutely gorgeous. Matt said that his place looks like something out of the Flintstones to him, which I can totally see. Plus, the big open windows overlooking the mountains below give us a spectacular view. As we looked around our accommodations for the next few days, all I could say to Dad was profanity to accurately convey ...
... came across the largest herd of African Buffalo I've ever seen. 120 plus. At first Bernard thought they were boulders, I remarked they must be moving boulders then! It was a magnificent sight. They were move along the hill on the right and left of us. Further along the route we saw a few more Rhino before leaving the park and going back to our accommodation. Pim and Dot joined us for a Braai and lovely evening was had by all. ...
... and calf. More warthog and wildebeest were running around. Mphafa Hide is set against a backdrop of a cliff with the water running down a waterfall and into a large pool. It must be beautiful with water but, unfortunately, today there was no water running and the pool was a bed of sand. There are some footprints and an area where elephants had been digging for water. No animals but many birds including swallows, weavers, doves and Egyptian geese.
We had arranged to go for a night ...
... They are relatively small cats and shy so often difficult to see. Suddenly Theo drove fast along the road and announced a leopard was in the bush alongside the road. We all had a great view and she was unperturbed by our presence. She crossed the road and lay down on a small rise quite relaxed. The guide thought she had probably hidden cubs on the left hand side of the road so had crossed to the right to distract us. This was a fantastic viewing and thrilled ...