Nguni River Lodge
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... to see the same animals over and over but we still smile and say, oh well let's appreciate what we have seen......Wait there are several cars parked, what could they be seeing?
Yes, a lion on the side of the mountain, our luck is with us, now we have seen a lion in every park. To far to take pictures.
The rain continues steadily, and some of the roads are beginning to be very muddy and dangerous to travel on, but ...
... side of the road. Really odd to see this happening.
We also spotted a hyena trying to chew on a bone or trying to see if there was anything left on the bone. You could hear its teeth crunching on the large bone, I guess there was nothing left so it got tired and left.
Planning to go on a night safari depending on the weather.
Long and busy day, time to say good-night
After a stretch travelling along the Wild Coast we headed inland to Hogsback, high up in the mountains, after people at the hostel recommended it. Jen did an amazing job of driving the very long 6 hour journey along yet more gravel/pot holed tracks! We finally arrived at our hostel called 'Away with the Fairies'. The writer Tolkien used to live in the Hogsback area and based a lot of his writing, such as The Lord of the Rings on this place. Hence the hostel having such a wacky name ...
... made it through check in, we stood in the bus terminal and watched a coach arrive with a smashed windscreen - it was surprising that the driver could even still see out and drive. It was even more surprising when we watched people boarding the bus! Surely it should have been taken out of commission for repair?! Luckily, our bus was in one piece and quite comfortable. We even had reclining seats for the 14 ...
... We ate in Schotia's huge open air lapa, reputedly among the largest in South Africa. It has reed and sneezewood walls and is open to the African skies, except for the outer ring where a traditionally thatched roof covers the dining tables and bar area. Inside the lapa there are several large 'Schotia' trees and two roaring log fire.
Safari mates on the land Rover consisted of three Germans, two Argentinean, a SA and the three of us. Our guide was Kurt.