We had a wedding party in camp over the weekend......the bride chose to walk down the aisle to beating drums! They had a spit braai reception. Next weekend is another wedding, but as I am at Lower Sabie for a week I will miss it.
I packed the car after church on Sunday and then drove over to Lower Sabie - via N4 sadly as I needed to stop for post in Komatipoort (last stopped there mid-December, so it was necessary!). After entering at CB I had good sightings of impala, wildebeest, zebs, giraffe, warthogs, ellies, buffs.....
Got to LS in time to unload, sort out most of my things and then do the night drive.
Had big 4 drive (no leopard) - 2 lionesses stalking impalas, ellie in the road giving us a few anxious moments but OK. Also 4 porcupines (a pair together, and 2 further separate sightings), civet, genets (both large and small-spotted), lots of hippos, scrub hares, warthogs, giraffes, zebs, 2 young pythons too.
Very short night and then up early for the morning walk......we got close to ellie and rhino. Few spots of rain at one point but nothing much.
I then tried to go to bed and catch up on sleep, but it did not really work, so eventually gave up, had something to eat and drink and then went to Komatipoort to collect a parcel (the slip had gone into my box on 14th Dec, and already had a reminder, so I realised I had better get there to collect it soon!).
On the way down I had impalas, giraffe, zebs, wildebeest, ellies, warthogs, and at one stage a leopard crouched over a freshly killed impala in the middle of the road. As I grabbed the camera he stood up and dragged the kill into the grass at the side of the road and off into the bushes. I got a few photos, but not the best. Nobody else came along the whole time....and he was out of sight when I left!!!!
On the way back the sky looked heavy with rain and shortly before LS the clouds burst and the rain came down in torrents. I could scarcely see the front of the car never mind the road in front of me! Fortunately it did not last too long.
No activity for me tonight, but morning walk again tomorrow.
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Completed over 5 years in Kruger in my caravan.
If I were normal I wouldn't be me!