Its now already Tuesday and I have not posted!!THANKS
to every body (Lorrainepring, Wendy A, Annalie, Anne-Marie, Mikerid, Pumbaa, Janeli)
for commenting and reading my trip report.MM
Apparently they found a cheetah dead in that area (not sure of cause of death) I think they were looking for their brother.. MJ
surely we had alot of laughs and a million photos we could not use, at the cheetah sighting!! The ones we do have is definately worth it!! Memories kept for ever!!! Billyf:
I am sure that is a marking spot for cheetah, for they are regularly seen on that road. Well, you can call it now the red hot predikant! Giraffe:
I think if it was only the cheetahs I would be okay....but lions
Which tree should I climb??
Weesy speak to Martie, maybe
she will know where you could go look for them... I wish you ALL the luck!Anja
well that will be a difficult question..
I think I will combine the 2... The road where my car burnt and the cheetahs healed the wound!!
or maybe the road of red hot
, I will give the Martie the blame.... (although she was not here over the weekend!!)
I had to show her my plastic bush.. At least we saw Aardwolf, Brown Hyena and a idea of a cheetah!!
Its now or never!! Last day:
We waited in front of the gate with a cup of coffee in hand for the gates to open.
This morning we decided to try our luck on the S28.... Well it started as a "quiet" morning.
Our first sighting was Compass as Martie calls her. We saw her on our last trip as well. I am sure (even with her "funny" tusks) she would qualify as a cow as a tusker.
On the the S28 we found this Magpie Shrike.
These "migrating" Zebra close to Nthandanyathi Hide.
At the hide there was very little water left... and a hippo dying...
but I know thats natures way to make sure that the fittest survive...
We had to turn back for Martie had to be at Lower Sabie...
About 4 km before LSabie we found these 2 waking up
Just before the turn off to the bridge, we found the Lower Sabie Gentlemen as Martie calls them. We loved the sighting
.... but the traffic jam...
we hated!! After the first gentle man walked passed the turn off he went to lie down..
We decided to stay with him as we knew that the younger brother will follow.. we stopped at the side of the road and we sat and watched him (we were the only car that stayed with him ...untill his brother and the traffic jam arrived.
One of the cars decided to park between us and the older brother
even though I was already at the side of the road !:rtm: And even though Martie was in uniform and she questioned them they did not bother!!
Check on the photo the arm out of the car!!
There was an impala male in the road as the older brother approached The lion tried his luck (not really with an effort) when he saw the impala is ignoring him... but the impi did see himand fled.... and the brothers went into the bush.
We waited at the bridge for a while to see if they do not re-appear.... but instead they decided to go and lie on the soccer field at the staff quarters...
With all these traffic jams they caused I will also go and lie where nobody can bother me..
While waiting at the bridge I spotted a Great Spotted Cuckoo!
This was early for it was only September...
We watched the hippos as well...
We packed up at Lower Sabie
said goodbye to Martie
and left for Phabeni Gate. On route we found the folowing:
2 more prides of lions... though they were not photogenic
Just when my hands was full of suntan cream, the nyala female with horns crossed the road in front of me.. for a second time this year!!
We also found it in June (the same trip Betelgeuse and myself saw the serval catching the puffadder.) So the photo is terrible
and my clothes full of sun cream!!!
Elephants and all off the normal game...
Well...so another RED HOT TRIP
We arrived home safely!!
...but there should be at least 1 (maybe 2) trip(s) in December to Punda, to end off this year!
Till next time!!