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Leaving Mpila Camp
Sad day today as we are leaving Mpila and iMfolozi Game Reserve to return to Hillcrest. We have had a fantastic time seeing many animals and enjoying the beautiful scenery. We woke up to sounds of breaking branches and loud noises. When we met Bernie coming from his safari tent we discovered that he had encountered an elephant near his tent. The elephant wasn't pleased to see him and mock charged ...
... lilies on the water's edge. As we returned to the main track and followed the Vlei Loop (Vlei means marshland in Afrikaans) two yellow billed kites flew overhead. A scared ibis came very close to the track, obviously eager to pose for a photo! Driving this loop we saw waterbuck, bushbuck, reedbuck with swallows and weaver birds. Passing the Mission Rocks turn we came across two Cape Buffalo standing in the road. We decided not to pass them just take ...
... James then got astonished when cars would overtake when cars coming quite close in the opposite direction. I saw sugar cane harvesting by hand. I think most crop harvesting is done by hand. Saw work men using whipper snippers to cut grass on road edges then women would rake the grass with sticks. They also burn off beside the road as a fire break, different drip torch, piece of wire with flame on end and paint tin of fuel!!! Not much in the way of PPE. Arrived at Ubizane ...
... an omelette with cheese, bacon and tomatoes (notice a theme?) and dad got the lamb sausage breakfast which included eggs, lamb sausage and toast. It was pretty good. We rushed through the meal thinking we had very limited time to boarding and made it to the gate where we realized that we still had an hour until boarding. Oh well! Our flight from Johannesburg to Durban was only about 44 minutes of flying time. The flight attendants announced that they would be serving ...
... could now be seen more closely.
After such an early start and full day we left the park by the Nyalazi Gate and returned to Mtubatuba by 5 o'clock.
Dinner was eaten outside. A fantastic curry dinner had been cooked by Gavin from Wendy's Country Lodge. Good food and excellent company made for a last great evening at one of our favourite places to stay in South Africa!
Tomorrow... Tembe Elephant Park