Entered at Malelane on saturday morning. To say that the vegetaion between Malelane and Croc Bridge is dry is a bit of an understatement.
Good sightings of buffalo, elephant and rhino along the S25. There is no grass left in the vicinty of the Crocodile River though.
Where the Biyamiti River joins the Croc River, a pride of lions (about 10 as far as I could see) were lazing in the sand and on the bank. They showed a bit of interest in a Ground Hornbill that was foraging in the river bed as well, but I think th heat got the better of their ideas
At the Gayisenga waterhole, was an amzing collection of animals - rhino, zebra, wildebeest, impala, warthog. giraffe and duiker all together. About a 100 m from the dam was apparently a pack of wild dogs, but I could not see them though
More rhino were seen at Gomondwane waterhole, and a herd of ellies just at the entrance to Lower Sabie.
Saturday afternoon took a drive to Mlondozi Dam and the Muntshe area.
Great ellie sightings at Mlondozi - bathing in the dam - which fortunately still has quite a bit of water.
Mating pair of lions and one additional female at the Loskop waterhole opposite Muntshe.
Also in this area were another 4 rhino sightings, as well as several reedbuck.
There were enormous herds of wildbeest and zebra, as well as many waterbuck and kudu. Was one on of the most pleasant drives I have had in the Park.
Yesterday morning, decided to drive the H10 route again. This time it delivered another 7 rhino sightings, a male lion who cam across the remains of a kill. He was clealry not impressed that his ladies had not informed him that dinner was on the table the night before
He paced the area up and down sniffing for any sign of them and then roared several times.
He was in turn being tagged by a side striped jackal - the first of 2 sightings of this species yesterday.
Again, hordes of general game as well as some great bird sightings - white headed and lappet faced vultures, fish eagles at Mlondozi doing aerial displays.
If you can get to Lower Sabie at the moment, you will defintely not be disappointed by the game viewing in that area. There is still some water in the Mlondozi Spruit and Mlondozi dam and the vegetation is not nearly as desscicated as the vegetation on the granite based soils.