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After the six days in Freo catching up with mates, family and the odd task or two came the mind and backside numbing 28 hour return trip to South Africa. Having gone to Perth via Asia my return ticket took me the five hours to Singapore with a three hour stopover in the middle of the night then 10 hrs to Johannesburg another three hours there, a bit over an hour to Durban then the final four hour drive to Fugitives Drift. Three flights, four meals, five ...
Monday September 15, Durban & Drakensberg.
Yet another lovely day. The rains are overdue, the forecast is for temperatures in the mid 30s which is unusually hot for this time of year.
A leisurely morning while Pen & Brad pack. We’re heading to Umhdloti for lunch at one of Penny’s favourite restaurants overlooking the sea. The airport is nearby, we don’t need to drop them off till 2:30. Very hot sunny day apparently 39 ...
Stage 7, Thursday September 11, iSimangaliso (place of miracle & wonder) St Lucia.
This area was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. It’s a 320,000 Hectare wetland nature reserve with a huge variety of flora & fauna.
It’s an easy 3-hour drive from Amakhosi, and eventful too. We see Elephant in the neighbouring property as we leave, and spot all sorts of game and birds on the main road (N2 South toward Durban). There’s plenty of water, ...
... of to see what we can see. It’s a hot morning, the cloud has burnt off and the sun’s out.
It’s an interesting walk, plenty of signs of Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant, and of course we know the Lions are in the general area, but fortunately we only see their tracks and droppings. Plenty of smaller, safer game, and of course the birds. We spot a herd of Impala drinking nervously, and they take off as soon as they see us. Large Kudu bull, Nyala too, Warthog as well. ...
... each came away with bags of wasabi lollies (yummy yummy NOT!), peanuts, rice crackers and other various assortments. It was an enjoyable evening with fresh seafood to finish off the day. The only disappointment was the expectation that hippos would ‘walk the streets’ of St Lucia at night looking for grass – we waited, we looked, we listened, but to no avail …. perhaps the Africans were pulling our ...