Pongola Country Lodge
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... Sodwana Bay!
Sodwana Bay is located on the east coast of South Africa within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and is one of the top ten scuba diving destinations in the world. That's what we are here for! It seems slightly surreal that we have finally made it. A year ago, when visiting the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, our dive instructor Wouter, told us about this place, he had worked here and loved it and said we absolutely had to go, ...
Up bright and early at 5 AM. We ate breakfast, packed bag lunches and were off to canoe and game walk. After a quick ten minutes in the open air Land Rover we arrived at the riverbanks where we were given a quick briefing on how much space to leave the hippos floating in the river. As hippos are the most deadly creature to humans in Africa I was sure to pay close attention. We were also told how to cope with crocodiles and the procedure if one's ...
... fairly early. Good to relax for an hour or so. Michael and I made our way to reception for the drive. After waiting for ten minutes with another couple we were told the drive had been cancelled due to illness of the ranger. Very disappointing as we can't rebook as we leave tomorrow.
Back to chalet for packing etc.
Weds 29 October
Bernard and Christine left early to return to Durban for the next few days. One or possibly both will be joining us later. We packed up ...
KZN Part II
Now it was time for the Wildlife Ranchers meeting. This was to be
held at the Nkwazi Lake Lodge, overlooking the Jozini Lake in the
Pongola Game Reserve, the owner of which was a prominent member of
the WRSA. Lucy and I got there a bit early so that we could have some
time to tweak her presentation and get some other work done. Let me
paint the scene for you as we finally entered the conference room, it
was fairly comical. About 50 ...
... just encourage dependency and stifle initiative. It doesn't make for easy sleep but he'd be better working hard than becoming a beggar. More miles on the clock on Friday as we briefly visited a seriously remote church-school down in the low veld near the South African border. Very hot. The road got a bit bumpy and we left paint from the sub-frame on a few of the bigger rocks and tipped a swarm of ...
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