DAY 15 continued...
When we arrived at the S90 - S42 junction we thought it may be a good idea to drive a few km down the S42 and possibly see the 4 lions that we had seen yesterday. Well we were not disappointed - they were lying on the far side of the vlei - all four of them. They eventually got up and strolled towards us
These Zebra were watching them closely....
....and eventually they decided to make a quick getaway
The lions disappeared into the bush , we waited but they never appeared again so we headed back to the S90 and headed north. Near Bangu waterhole we noticed that the trees in this particular area were laden with these nests - never seen this before. I would be interested to know what birds they belong to. Most of the nests looked "unoccupied"
Bangu was quiet and so was the rest of the drive all the way down to Timbavati picnic spot. The Goedgegun waterhole , however, was a hive of activity - this is a lovely waterhole for photography
After a quick fry-up we headed back to the H7 via the Girivana waterhole which had a number of really big elephabts in attendance.
Once again the H7 served up the cats - this fellow was in dreamworld on an embankment next to the road. He was totally unpeturbed by the attention that he was getting - not even the millions of flies buzzing around his head could disturb him!
Could it get any better - well YES.
On the short drive down to Maroela we bumped into these Cheetah who were making good use of the shade on this hot day
Wow - 4 lion sightings plus Leopard and Cheetah. Could'nt get much better!
This fellow was our constant companion in the camp - it would sit for hours watching our every move
In the evening we decided to drive up the road as far as the H& junction hoping to see the Cheetah again but unfortunately they had moved off. We did, however, see this Steenbokkie
As we arrived back min camp this family of Ellies moved up the dry Timbavati river bed right in front of our campsite.
Thereafter the usual routine followed - fire, beer, beer...., braai, wine, wine.....sleep most likely followed by plenty of snoring!!