Thanks again for the compliments. One more pic from Capricorn.
Had a lovely evening at Shimuwini. Left camp early the next morning and found this lovely lady.
Drove down to Olifants camp and the weather took a turn for the worst. I booked Olifants so that my son can do their mountainbike trail. They had to be at reception a half an hour before gate open time. After making sure they were on time had coffe and were ready to go by 10 to 6. This is when he called and said they were watching a pride of lions 4km.
outside the gate. We were about 5 cars from the front when the gate opened. By then the lions were about 6km down the road. The guides on their vehicle stayed with the pride until they moved off the road about 40 minutes later. They had an amazing experience. We could also see the lions quite well , a great start to the day. Unforyunately the sun decided to stay away and the decided to blow. Not a great day for taking pics. Drove down to Ngotso dam. Saw this Bateleur.
No sun , light coming from behind. I used flash and photoshop to get some detail into the shot. This is still the best shot I have of a mature bird. I wanted to prpare breakfast at Timbivati put turned around and had breakfast at the restuarant instead. The food was good the service very very very slow. The weather was so bad we didn't even want to sit outide. The sun peeked throgh the clouds for a while in the afternoon and I could get these shots.
And after the sun had disappeared
That was our last night in the park and the wind nearly blew out the fire.
The next morning hoping to see lions and because home wasn't just around the corner we left at 6am again.
On the way to Satara we saw a herd of about a 1000 buffalo
We farm cattle so I know how a herd 100 or 200 animals look like. This was really a massive herd of buffalo. And as so often on this trip no sun.
Drove to Orpen and met Theuns and Elzet on the way. Unfortunately the cars were backing behind both of us so we couldn't really chat.
And that was that.
Ps. Already have with drawl symptoms, so I booked for the long weekend in September.
I will propably bother EJ with a late permit at Malelane , then up to Orpen and Olifants.