I know I dont have the best reputation when it comes to finishing TRs, but I absolutely have to tell this tale! I was in Kruger In January, in what my family and I called a 'just after new year' trip bacause we had to leave on the first on Jan. We were there for nine days.
OH and I can pretty much only post on weekends because during the week Im at varsity like all day Day 1
For a crazy teenager like me, leaving on new year's day sucks. I had to skip the party and have a calm new year with the family and go to bed early
We managed to leave the house at 5 am to avoid the drunken early-morning drivers. The trip was suprisingly good. We stopped at a little place called the Wheelbarrow. It was really nice to get a break from driving in the rain.
We decided to spontaneously stop at the Home of Amarula. It is a really fancy place. They gave us a free glass of Amarula with crushed ice (which was amazing). But they asked us if we'd been there before first. So we decided to say no again if we ever re-visited (for more free Amarula)
We made it to Phalaborwa gate by noon. It was still overcast, but the heat had made it humid.
The road to Letaba was pretty boring, probably becasue of the rain. We did see a patch of road packed with raptors.
When we arrived at camp we couldnt find our tent (which is a real mission when you have a trailer attatched to the back of your car). We had to detatch it a couple of times before we found it
So after the mission of finding the tent, we had no chairs... so we hijacked the neighbors'. (In defense nobody was staying there).
We took a short drive to Engelhart Dam. We arrived at the gate just as the guard was closing it.
We took a quick stroll to the fence, but the river was quite empty.
My mom posed what was known as the stupid question of the trip "Are we going to have a braai?"
We all had a laugh about it; and the irony is that in the end, we didn't braai
Later that night we saw a bushbaby as he climbed the tree not 5 meters from us. He didn't seem to be that afraid of us at all.
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