Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Near Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa | Lodge
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Big cat day and even a black....

A travel blog entry by travellingadam

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Beautiful day today! It is clear and about 26 degrees, may even get a sun tan!



We decide to make it big cat day in Amakala and spend some time tracking lions. This is both easy and hard at Amakala due to the fact that they are in their own reserve of 1000 hectares but problem there is only 2 of them (breeding pair)

They …

My Big Cat (and a Buffalo) diary

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants

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... tucking his oversize hooves onto the tarpaulin. His skin is rough, hot and muddy, the hair coarse, his bulk impressive and oh so heavy. We only have a limited amount of time, the sooner we get him moved and awake, the better and although let's face it, this is not a pretty animal, my heart is pounding from the pressure we're under to keep him alive. A rope is tied onto the tarpaulin and the buffalo is hauled up into the lorry, slowing inching in further ...

Machetes, shotguns and a vegetable garden...

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants

5

... by volunteers and receives no government funding but provides safe childcare for the mothers who have managed to find work and a haven away from the dangers of abuse driven by alcohol even for those who haven't - some families prefer to come here rather than take the risk of simply staying in their homes alone. The cost for a child to attend works out to be 1 rand per day, around 6p, although this tiny cost, almost meaningless to us, is still beyond the means of some ...

A Journey of Giraffes & A Crash of Rhinos

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants

5

... normal; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">The next day, we're off to clear old fences, which previously formed part of a farm boundary bought out by Shamwari during expansion. A fire 4 months ago had destroyed the surrounding trees and shrubs to reveal them and by removing the old ...

Road Hogs

A travel blog entry by theresabill

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... to change our seats at the KLM desk to window seats for our overnight flight, but were unsuccessful. We went through security and decided to pay the fee to go to the KLM lounge to relax and use the wifi, but we were told that it was going to be too busy and they would not accept paying customers until after 7:30, it was only 4:00 now. UGH! So, we found some seats and tried to keep ourselves amused. I read my book and wrote the blog. Bill ate Monkey Nuts, did ...

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This lodge, located on Near Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, is near Observatory Museum.
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