Good day everyone
Today I will post the events from when we got to the gate!
Just before the gate we got pulled over by metro twice in less than 2km.The 1ste time was because we dont have reflector tape on our trailer and the 2nd time was just a license check.
Ok we got to the gate just after 10 and must say I cant remember Paul Kruger gate coz I was a little boy when we last entered there!Took a quick pic of the statue before we went in!
We took the tar road to Skz but didn't go to the camp coz we had a long drive down to BnD.As we entered we didn't see allot of game only a few impala.I have heard of so many people that see a leopard when the enter Paul Kruger gate but we were not that lucky.My goal for the trip was to see another leopard since we didn't see one the previous trip and my second goal was to see any animal that I have not yet seen before!
From Skz we took the H1-1 down to BnD.Just past Granotkop big 5 number 1 a Rhino no not just a rhino a BLACK rhino
.It was very nice to see 1 again.I have only seen two before and that was my third so was very nice to start our trip with a black rhino.It was actually funny that certain people just had a look and drive off not even stopping just slowing down.Not realizing which animal it really is!
We drove on and I think it was a bit hot for most animals coz we didnt see much until we got to Kwaggaspan where there were a few giraffe a white rhino and some left-overs from a hyena.As we drove on from there we realized that something was not right coz the car was making a funny sound and it felt as if you are driving over those speed bumps near a tollgate.We thought ag its nothing maybe just because we are driving slow and the car is loaded!So we just drove on.
Big 5 number 2 came a while later just before afsaal I took a few pics and we are off again and that noise is getting worse and feels as if the whole car is shaking more than usual.We cant do anything about it now just have to wait til when we get back home!
Got some refreshments at afsaal and heading to BnD for the 1ste time.About 3km after renoster pan disaster struck with a car shaking and big bang.We all got a huge fright.I look out of my window and the left back tyre bursted.What now???
We are in the middel of Kruger and the tyre bursted.Well what can we do other than fix it! Luckily just as it happened a car stopped and asked if we are ok.My dad told him what happened and asked if they can just wait and keep watch while we change the tyre!ME my dad and brother got out.And if you drive a condor you know how hard it is to get the spare tyre!
While my brother hold the trailer (happened on the middle of a hill) I was jacking the car up and my dad getting the spare wheel.While we were busy changing the tyre a police man stopped and asked if we are ok.YES were are getting there!Was 13:00pm and in the 30's.He said sorry he cannot help he needs to be somewhere!I asked my dad so why did he get out of his car just to ask us he could have stoped next to the car anyway was probably with good intention.Tyre of battled to get the flat tyre back under the car but eventually we got it done!
While driving on we debated what to do coz we still need to set up camp and all!Will we go get new tyres in the morning or will my dad drop us off and go do it?We decided that he must go to Malelane and get new tyres while we set up camp!We got to camp at 2pm and drove around got a nice spot and we packed out and dad went to malelane.Around 1½ hours later we just finished setting up my dad got back and got 2 new back tyres.
Everyone tyred I asked ok so who wants to go for a drive?No one wants to got so I went alone!Plan drive the S110 tar then onto H3 then onto S110 gravel and then S120 and then head back via H3 and the tar S110.Mission find those leopards we only hear about in the 'Berg and Dal sightings'.
While driving on the S120 a car drove past me with a YR.I only noticed it when they past and think they also only noticed when I stopped and reversed!And that is where I met Dalene D.And thay had some nice sightings but maybe she will have a TR and I dont want to spoil it.We had a quick chat and we are off!No LEOPARD
but got a nice pic of an impala and a beautiful sunset!(1ste KNP trip with my new DSLR)
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