Pongola Country Lodge
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... some birds at a beautiful salt pan.
We never came across the injured rhino again, neither did we see any Wild-dog, but we did make one more stop at the Rhino-Dino cafe, before leaving the park in the late afternoon, slightly disappointed by what this park has to offer and how it appears to be run. But that aside, one can never be really disappointed when they are in the bush!
Our African Adventure continues, and our next stop is the ...
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 ...
... but no giraffe, elephant or lion unfortunately. We did see a lizard buzzard, francolin and guinea fowl.
As the weather had been so poor during our last visit we decided to return to the Nsumo Pan. Baboons were along the shore and hippos out in the pan, quite a way away. On the opposite shore we could see two Goliath herons together with grey and black herons. There were many pelicans and an African darter on the headland.
As we had booked a night game drive we returned to ...
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 ...
... has driven her out (a very common phenomenon here). She should sleep at her grandmother's. Very difficult, as if we'd said yes, we'd have a dozen the next night and 2 dozen after that. Pastor Vusi dealt with things. Vusi's son also tried to tap me for 50 Elimangeni (£3) for a new inner-tube for his bike. He's a really good kid but again, one has to say no. One lesson we've learned here is that ...
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