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... 4.40. Hot and sweaty but so nice to stretch the legs and see wildlife and plants up close and on a different level. Glass of wine (or two, had to finish cask) on verandah to cool off Showered. Read. Dinner at 7.15. Lovely buffet again. Broccoli, cauliflower bake, beef casserole, meali pap and sauce, potatoes and other vegies. Chocolate sticky pudding with nuts in it and ice cream for dessert. Twitching couple asked how safari was. They said they saw much the same. ...
Up just before 6. Shower and packed. Went to have breakfast at 7 as per brochure in room but lady said they didn't open until 7.30 but let me in anyway. Ordered breakfast and while I was waiting they brought platter of croissant, cheese, ham, chicken and what I thought was strawberry jam that I started putting on croissant then decided to taste it and it was onion jam!!! Felt awful leaving so much on plate. Then they brought toast and jams before I finished platter which ...
... and some birds, heron and jacana. We followed the Vlei Loop (Vlei means marshland in Afrikaans) which leads to a large pan, full of water lilies and wetland plants. More hippo here with jacanas and ibis.
We stopped for a lunch at Mission Rocks picnic site before visiting the beach. On the way down we saw blue wildebeest, zebra and kudu. There wasn't much beach in evidence, just the rocks and pools as the tide was ...
... warning she came again, teeth again bared charging directly at us full pace this time Cela after waving his arms ( I am not sure if was in panic or not lol) then he slammed his hand down onto the hooter, this again stopped her in her tracks. She then slunk off down the hill in the thickets. We did not see her cubs which are approx 3 months old, and the sub adult males had also slunk off, she is also their mother. We decided not to follow them. We headed off and decided to check ...
... guests are on the way there and we have to finish our route. When we finish we know via radio that their are still 2 trucks of guests with the lions so we make our way out via the north gate to see the cheetah brothers! they are as usual busy patrolling the fence line right next to the gate where a man has to come out of his hut to sign the vehicles in and out as well as opening and closing the gate. The cheetahs do not bother with him at all....good job really lol. Once ...
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