CC please feel free to remove if not suitableNo worries Wac..CCDay 1
As some of you know, Im in matric this year, and my mother offered to take me to KNP for a weekend to let me cool off after July exams. Obviously I obliged
So we organised to stay in Skukuza for two nights; the 30 and 31 of July.
On the Friday I had my last exam, Maths P3, and we planed to leave straight from there. However, after my exam I called my mom, who informed me that the packing wasnt finished yet. So I waited for half an hour and then hopped into the car, ready for the weekend. Sigh, we left the bird books at home, so we had to make a quick detour. Then we were on the road.
We left JHB around 10h45 and planned to be at the park gate about 14h45. We stopped by at Milly's, which was packed.
Along the road I noticed how dry everything was. It was barren.
Finally we arrived a Malelane Gate!!!!
It was around 15h10, so timing was good. I have my learner's, so I got to drive
The first animal we saw, as always, was impala.
Some other sightings
We stopped at Renoster Pan, but nothing exciting was happeneing. About 1 km from the H2-2 we came across a delightfully busy hyaena den.
This one got all uptight when the other car made a noise
We were really running out of time to get to camp, and trust it to happen, ellies blocking the road.
The SANParks guy in front of us escorted us to Skukuza at a bit of a speed.
It was so great to be in KNP.
The next day presented the most amazing sighting since the lion hunt & kill.
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