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Great place and excellent staff, service!! watch out for the monkeys!!
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... can I say? Please take superlatives as read. We may have thought this would be an anticlimax after the last few weeks, but turns out to be another highlight.
A brilliant morning, leisurely start, packing the car now a breeze, we set off at 10:30 well ahead of time, making for lunch at King’s Grant, an old mission retreat just out of Ixopo. This is famous Alan Paton country, author of ‘Cry, the beloved country’. We avoided most of the freeway, and it was a ...
... know how he does it, it’s pitch dark, he has to drive on rough tracks, wield a spotlight, and look for game. Fortunately there are no other vehicles. But we learn there are at least 100 Elephant, 1200 Crocodiles, and 800 Hippo in iSimangaliso, as well as Buffalo, Giraffe and the rest of the gang. Only Lion and Cheetah are missing, but plenty of Leopards and smaller predator cats, as well as Hyena.
We spot: Waterbuck, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, ...
... fresh towels, Sherry, and surprise announcement - Kevin will be collecting us at 7:30 for an evening entertainment, so just enough time to freshen up.
Kevin directs us to follow a path lit by many lanterns, until we reach a sandy, open-air enclosure in the middle of which there is huge fire pit with large logs ablaze, a number of Pots near the fire’s edge. A full bar is set up at one side, a semi-circle of chairs, and then a similar set up of brightly laid out dining ...
... pied kingfisher, the giant kingfisher and the brown hooded kingfisher, the golden weaver and a fish eagle to finish off the display.
The group went to dinner at a local fish restaurant and as it was father’s day, Jan stood up and gave a speech that we would celebrate ‘blokes’ day, thereby giving each of the men in the group the chance to choose a lucky dip from her shopping bag – and ...
... pod of Hippo en route. That done it’s back for lunch and we continue our cruise close to the shoreline, then jackpot! A large herd of Elephant feeding along the shoreline. We stop to watch, we could stay here for ever…we might have to come back this evening to see if we can catch them in the water. But now we have to keep going to our mooring for the night.
Time to start packing up while we cruise to then next mooring, then at 4:00pm it’s ...