Kariega Game Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Outdoor pool
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So finally at the game reserve after a few hours drive. There are ten volunteers with one member of staff! Let's see what will happen in the next four weeks. Feeling slightly apprehensive to the amount I am going to see as appear to have already seen more than this reserve happens to have. At least there are beds, toilets that flush and hot showers, see this is what bush life is about ...
... as he hadn't ordered it and Josh was annoyed because if it was his GoPro it didn't have all the right attachments with it. Josh looked at the invoice and quickly realised it was meant for a different John, who was actually one of the top field guides from the park. The camera looked like it could be attached to a plane and send a live feed back to a tablet. We realised it was pretty expensive so we packed it back up and John tried to get in touch with the true owner. I played a few ...
... out of the 4 times but only manage to score a paltry 3 out of a possible 40, but hey a hit's a hit. Next I'm onto the shotgun, with the click clack as I reload each time just like in the movies. Andrew again promises I won't fall over, but he's standing right behind me just in case. Hmmm. The targets are cans, waterbottles, old paint tins and somehow I hit with all 5 of my rounds, dust swirling up in mexican waves as the targets scoot across the ground. The recoil is harder ...
... the Easternmost part of the game reserve. It was very refreshing! Photos from those drives are posted below.
We shared our experiences with Brenda and Lawrie Dilks, from England. Félix and Sébastien described them as "very, very kind people". We had many discussions, shared many laughs and our meals together. We are grateful for their presence and their camaraderie.
... as all the other natural/ re introduced species.
It made us jump when we saw our first elephant as it just srolled right out in front of us.....looking amazingly contented as it munched away on the bushes! Stunning!
Spotted lots of wart hog families, eland, zebra, ostrich, the secretary bird, foxes, and buffulo. Spent 4 hrs cruising the park then headed to Grahamstown 70km away, for a decent nights kip.