Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
We're off again:
We had a leisurely departure at 8:30 this morning. The staff came out to say goodbye and we sang O Canada to them.
And we're traveling again.
We travelled thru awesome mountains. We travelled thru the largest man made forest in the world. Goats and cows were grazing along side of road.
It is HOT HOT HOT!. Peter …
... down the road we were stopped by multiple
herds of impala, the most common animal in the park. We were also stopped by
kudu, a large elk-like animal, which were traveling with multiple baboons. The
baboons darted across the road at times or walked slowly and stopped to stare
at us. The baby baboons rode on the backs of their mothers or clung to their
stomachs. Throughout the day, we saw plenty of elephants, baboons, giraffes,
warthogs, zebras, and various ...
... the surface of this large African state. The years of pain from apartheid have had a lasting effect and despite 20 years of majority rule the country has a long way to go to heal its wounds. The death of Nelson Mandela may result in a temporary set-back for the Rainbow nation that focused on unity. Our guide highlighted that he always feared coming to South Africa due to this undercurrent of tension and violence. To paraphrase him - “the authorities ...
One of the things I like about this place is the iron claw foot tub. It is a bit of a problem to wash your hair in it but I managed it every night. There is a shower but it is outside with only one privacy wall. You are actually opened to the elements and the animals. Since we didn't want a baboon joining us as we showered we skipped it. This place would be wonderful if it was cleaner. The walls and blinds look like they were never cleaned. The bed ...
... hippos playing in the river and one of the hipppos was doing the big mouth yawn for us. On previous trips, there have been vervet monkeys in evidence but they were not here this time.
Got to Oliphants and decided to enjoy a brunch outside on the deck. The barbet was really showing off for us and we got some nice shots as ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service