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After a nice breakfast in Skukuza we drove back to Pretoriuskop.
When we left Pretoriuskop restcamp at the gate opening, we had an unusual sighting
One ranger walking his bike
And then two rangers
Luckily,no cats around…
But this encounter would not be the most surprising fact of the day ….
We made a stop at Mathekenyane (Granokop)
From the top of the hill, the landscape is beautiful with a 360 degrees view.
You may alight from your car "at your own risks ..."
By the rocks, under the trees, I noticed what I took for some garbage left over.
I was grumbling that people are less and less respectful
But I realized it was not plastic bags or empty bottles but funeral urns
with some photos and plates fixed on rocks.
I have no right to judge but I must admit we did not feel at ease with those objects left behind that way in the bush.
I understand (and share) this wish of eternity with Kruger but scattering ashes or memory benches can be an alternative solutions
To respect the privacy of the concerned families , I have erased the names and blurred the photos on my posts.
It was now time to go to our meeting point for Napi trail departure
On the road, at the intersection of H1-1 and road to Malelane, we spotted this bachelor Klipspringer .I supposed he is a resident, as we saw him each time we drove by this road.
Time to rest
And after that on ,a stunning sighting of some nice species I will present in a global post later on.
We met our guides at 3 pm sharp not far from the reception where we left our car on the dedicated car park for the Napi trailers. It’s quite secure and we had no issue leaving most of our luggage in the car.
You have to bring your drinks with you as only water, tea and coffee are provided during your trail.
We were lucky to be only 2 couples for this stay ( for a maximum of 8 trailers), a nice young South African couple and ourselves.
After a short briefing and luggages in the trailer, on the road we were ….What a Happy Napi Trail !