Blue Cottages Country House

Olifants River Estate, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380, South Africa | Ranch
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Travel Blogs from Hoedspruit

An Amazing Notten's Bush Camp, So. Africa

A travel blog entry by rickandluann on Mar 18, 2014

5 comments, 55 photos

... on the ground below. All at once there were five land cruisers in the bush, headlights bouncing and spotlights pointing in all directions (looking like a massive drug bust). The leopard, just like the lions, appeared unaffected by the vehicle activity despite the roar of engines, squawking radios, breaking branches, lights and flashing cameras. Everyone, except for the leopard, was very excited.

We arrived back at the camp about ...

Not just another game drive

A travel blog entry by geosan.479 on Dec 16, 2013

160 photos

... eating lunch, another lone buffalo was spotted across the riverbed watching us. Heading out on the evening drive there are now two vehicles but we go different ways but keep in radio contact. We hope to see the lions again this evening, the two males are still in the dense bush; they haven’t moved very far. After several minutes of watching them sleep, we radio the other group so that they can have their turn at getting close and personal with the lions. ...

Wild dogs Of Timbavati

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2 on Oct 12, 2013

190 photos

... when hunting. As a result, they like the wolf, have a bad reputation. There are some that are trying to get their name changed to "painted dog" or "painted wolf." They travel in packs and their social behavior is very much like the wolf packs we have observed back home.

It was a very marvelous thing to observe them and we are always on the lookout for more opportunities to experience them!

When we stopped at the ...

Bree, braii or brae?

A travel blog entry by brae88 on Sep 05, 2013

1 comment, 42 photos

I have just finished my first month in South Africa and have just been blown away. Thankfully not literally. I was so nervous coming here, but was welcomed by a 86 yr old swiss woman. Although, it was a rocky start when I got my dates wrong and had her sitting at the airport a whole day earlier.And It just happened to be the coldest day of the month. Luckily I picked up some swiss chockies to smooth her over.
From there, I caught a mini bus ...

King's Camp Private Game Reserve

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen on Jun 12, 2013

40 photos

... vehicles and "warm water pads" in the mornings to help keep it comfortable. Wearing a bandanna around your face like a gaiter, hats and gloves were a must. After a couple of drives we all got down our layering and made it much more pleasant for the rest of the trip.

During the day it was pretty hot (approx 27 degrees Celsius). This involved wearing short sleeves and luckily there are no mosquito at this time of year. I ...

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This ranch, located on Olifants River Estate, Hoedspruit, is near Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris.
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