@ Texasboer so true... Thanks for the nice comments guys I try and as I told Matthys earlier it is loads of fun to write these.
Woke up at what seemed to be the normal time for the Park 05:00 and started packing up the tent the plan was to drink coffee and eat some rusks on the road. At about 06:15 we bid Shingwedzi farewell and set of to Letaba all exited about what the new rest camp may offer us.
We weren’t even 5 Kilometers from Shingwedzi when this guy made his appearance next to the road so close to us and yet so calm. Nothing in the world could bother him while he was grazing.
And a little further along the H1-6 mom spots a Hyena next to the road I spent sometime with it taking pictures and at one stage she moved into this position like she wanted to say enough pictures now please continue on your way.
So we travel further down and cross the Tropic of the Capricorn
At one stage we decided that it was now light enough and that coffee would be in order, only to discover that we left the milk in one of the cooler boxes that was now stacked away deep at the back of the bakkie. So we looked at the map and decided that Mopani isn’t to far away and that we will go and have a full brekkie there.
Thanks to the staff at the restaurant for your prompt and friendly service it made my morning and I enjoyed the breakfast immensely. As we drove out of Mopani I took this picture of the Kremetart tree.
And so the journey continues all of us very thankful for the overcast weather and hoping that we might get some rain. We all agreed that the North is great and that we were silly not to explore it earlier in our Kruger lives already.
We drove down to Letaba and saw these sightings on the road.
Steenbok scratch another one of the small five of the list!!
Then we see the first buffalo herd! I counted about 50 in the herd and was happy not to know what awaits us later in the day.
Crocodiles lie on the banks of the rivers baking in the sun. I read somewhere that they need to do that to start the digestive process, interesting that their body heat needs to be a certain temperature.
Then we take one of the small mini tree loops and at eye level this Giraffe is eating so I took the opportunity to take a nice close up.
Many other giraffe, elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest and Impala was spotted on the drive. And finally we arrive at Letaba.
Check in procedure went fast with friendly efficient service. Soon we arrive at a nice spot to pitch the tent and this time we don’t need special tent pegs as the ground here is nice and soft.
Tent pitched and coffee made and drank we had this visitor it is so much fun to see how tame these bushbuck are and that they will stand still for so long while you take their picture.
Rest of Day 3 to follow but it will be a short post sometime tommorow.