Jock Safari Lodge
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... as we left the park, first two adult with young and then three more. Said good bye to all the wonderful animals as we left and then were on the toll road back to Shoestrings. It was Sunday so the traffic coming into town was much easier to deal with than before.
Ate dinner at the Warehouse Restaurant at the Protea hotel both nights and spent the day packing, weighing and getting ready for the next adventure. Paid our bills as well.
... means a ranger watching out for animals (and boy do they have sharp eyes), plus the added height of sitting on top of a vehicle.
Just a few hundred metres from the camp gate, there was a leopard sitting in a dead tree, about 100m from the road. And a little further on, two lions walking along the road itself, just waking up from a day asleep in the bush somewhere. Absolutely amazing, like many of the animals here they completely ...
Up early 5am to get ready for our pick up at 545am for our day safari. We were collected from the campsite by safari trucks which had. Roof and no sides. I can't emphasise how cold it is here in the mornings and speeding along in our safari truck with no sides was Baltic! We were given blankets but I still had on 1 hoody a jumper and a coat! Freezing! We manage to see buffalo, lots of giraffes who enjoyed trotting across the ...
... proceeded to head to an ostrich farm and check them out. It was probably the weirdest day trip ever. We got to meet some ostrich and check out body parts in jars and watch them race but by far my favourite moment would be Ed riding an ostrich round a coop, neither the bird or Ed seemed to understand what was going on as they rode off together with two men holding on to them.
The next day we go to Cango caves, I was a little nervous if I'm honest as we ...
... wines – it was delicious! Michael and I brought 2 bottles of wine and some cheese. After the wine tour we had dinner at a local pub, then went back to the hostel to eat our cheese and wine and bed. Our last day in Stellenbosch was a lazy day, we were supposed to go Great White shark cage diving in the morning but it got cancelled due to the weather so instead we had a sleep in, went for a walk in the local park then went to the movies in the afternoon to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center