Left a little later, 6am this time and leaded towards Croc Bridge.
More beautiful rhino walking in the road. Also a lone hyaena on a mission along the road but no pics to show. Cute dwarf mongoose, Fisheagles and plenty more general game.
Stopped for breakfast (burger) and to do a bit of shopping at Croc Bridge. Can highly recommend the biltong we purchased. Did not spend too much time here as SO felt we couldn’t keep hearing about Skukuza and not see for ourselves what it was like
Something that was obviously absent to us was the sightings of snakes and owls. We saw a small mole snake and that was it!
Purchased lunch at Skukuza which took about as long as it does for me to do a monthly shop!!
On return along the H-11 came across a HUGE traffic jam . The cause was a leopard just off the edge of a rivine about 30m from road.
We were using the binocs to get a quick look before moving along as there was no point in sticking around with all the cars. Next thing, road rage which we termed Kruger rage!!
Between us and the car alongside us stormed a man dressed in long white robe. I thought I was dreaming!!! The verbal abuse between him and the car alongside is not worth repeating and was not worth sticking around to hear more! There was a dangerous animal 30 m away and a man out of his car which was about 8 cars away from him. Leaves me speechless! Other than this sighting this day had been our quietest yet!
Made our way back to enjoy the peacefulness of Biyamiti.
Day 7: Biyamiti to exit park at Numbi
Clear skies and we were packing to leave. I suppose all good things to come to an end. Nevermind, we will be back, sometime.
Saw another 2 Rhino in the road, plenty warthog, impala and kudu.
On the S28 we saw the largest herd of buffalo ever. Hundreds and hundreds, must have been more than 300 at a guess. Fabulous sighting, plenty of babes as well.
Stopped at the beautiful hide at Ntandaythi, plenty of hippos close up. Our comments of this hide, yet again, was “next time we need more time here” I’m sure we are not the only folk to pass that comment.
Monitors confuse me. Rock monitors, water monitors. I know the rock monitor has a bulbous nose and the water monitor an elongated head but when not seeing them together all I see is a huge lizard! Saw these on quite a few occasions.
Stopped at Lower Sabie for breakfast while watching and listening to the crocs and hippos. A real balmy morning , even looked if it might rain again.
Spotted 3 sleeping male lion along the H4-1 and they were going to be doing just that for a while and we HAD to leave.
Made our way to exit via Numbi Gate. Although sightings we nil along this stretch we were pleased to have chosen that route as it was just so different from what we had seen in the park. Beautiful sweeping views over the lowveld.
Things brings an end to our Kruger report and shortly will continue with one on Addo and Tsitsikamma.