Thank you Sharifa, Puppy, Dan, Chappies for the comments.
Dan I will PM you...really very nice restaurant.
Its time to carry on with this report!!
We had a bit of a problem with "the monkey" not able to get the Sunday off work, so we had to fly him down to Nelspruit on the Monday. Luckily we had booked PKop so it was not too far to go.
So, Sunday - October 2, 2010 we (the 2 girls, husband and me) were ready to go! The children did all the shopping on the Saturday and we were loaded! Only 15km from my house to Croc Bridge gate and we arrived in no time, but a bit of excitement on the bridge.....I wondered if this was a sign of what was to come
This Impala was determined to go shopping in Komatipoort and did not seem to notice the cars coming in.....I took this pic through the windscreen..
We were about 4 cars on the bridge and there was no ways we could reverse. I was hoping he would turn around and go back into Kruger, but he kept on coming....and the next minute he almost jumped over the bonnet of the slug, right over the rails of the bridge and straight into the water...
We were holding our breaths waiting for the crocodile to jump up and grab this easy meal
A quick check in at the gate where we were told that No Alcohol is allowed to be consumed in the car or at picnic spots...
and we were in!!
Not even 500m from the gate....this Idiot
Im sure someone who drove passed to the gate reported him as within a few minutes a ranger arrived...had a few words with him and escorted him back to the gate
Just before the Northern entrance of the S28...a few cars parked on the side....a Leopard...very far off and we only (well almost all of us, except for Ihaveacrazymom) got a glimpse of it!
Just before LS this immature Bateleur caught something and was gulping it down...first time I see a bird causing a traffic jam
We had an early lunch at LS and carried on towards Skukuza and from there to PKop...Clouds were building and I was sure we were in for a very nice storm!!
Something I always hope for when in South Africa as we dont get many (if any) of them here in Doha
About 5km other side of Transport Dam.....Another wild sighting...A pack of wilddogs!!
There were so many of them...and it seemed like it was a den as about 9 adults and must have been from what we could see, as it was far off under the trees and bush....12 pups! There were not many cars so we waited...just enjoying it, the light was really bad with the clouds now a Big Black Swirling Mass!!
Just as I said, we better start going or we will miss the gate closing time...2 of the adults came running to the road....
they were definately in hunting mode...and we had no more time
, but wilddogs on our first day
So while they were unning towards Skukuza, we had to go the opposite direction to PKop..
We arrived at camp with minutes to spare and then had a bit of a "fight" with the manager as I had booked 2 units and they have put them miles apart??
In the end...it was resolved and they gave us a 5 bed hut so we were all together...and by now it was late...the lightning and thunder was awesome and we decided to go to the restaurnat for a meal....What a disaster....They dont have a buffet at all....its the same menu you find for breakfast/lunch/dinner.....Really
So we all settled for either a toasted sandwich or a burger