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Let me say this from the outset, South African are not normally prone to understatements, in fact to the contrary, they are unabashedly proud of their country and everything about it …. they even seem to love the crime as it keeps them on the edge ….. but that is another story. However, for some reason, maybe it’s the distance from Durban or whatever, but from the first few minutes that I drove into “Addo” I was ...
... no one was there only birds, so we drive on.
There are so many beautiful birds, we try to photograph them and when we are about to take their pictures they fly off. We keep trying, sometimes we are successful other times we end up taking a picture of the bush it was sitting on.
Have you ever seen an ostrich run? We did, this female ostrich was running away from her mate. This must be ...
... herds (do you really need a seasoned tracker to spot elephants??).
The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area. Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide range of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. Addo covers about 450,000 acres and includes the Bird and St Croix Island ...
... biking. We paid about £11 each to head out on the bikes for half a day. Thankfully the bikes were in good nick this time, so no fearing for your life. We had to buy some gloves as our fingers would have frozen off in the cold. We had a map to follow, given by the bike shop, so with this, off we went. We ended up cycling for 3.5 hours. It was amazing but so cold and windy. We stopped off at a few waterfalls and view points along the way and tackled the many steep hills and tricky terrain. ...
... 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.