Well here goes,
I am going to be as honest as possible and begin with a few thoughts as i sit here having just looked on the 'photos of kuger' page and having seen all the wonderful animals others have spotted i am eager to get back BUT i also have reservations.
The people we met while camping were fantastic and i thank them all for the conversation, tips, help and items of furniture they lent us, but out on the road there are people who should be shot.
We also spent three nights north of oliphants as i had heard it was very nice! I personnally feel i wasted three days but ill go into that a bit later.
We travelled from the drackensburg and arrived at malelane gate around five,driving for 8 hours is not a good start, i was dissapointed as we had no time to look aover the bridge due to wanting to get the tent up. Check-in at the gate was easy unfortuanatly at berg-en-dahl there was one person on the desk and a lady infront who took around 30 minutes to check in, confirm drives etc etc.
Anyway first animal!!!
Yes a lone elephant on his way out of the park...at least it looked that way.
We set up camp and as soon as we had a hyena was waiting, being a metre away from this animal was fantastic it was a shame my camera was in the car and i didnt want to miss the interaction..a great start.
The sounds at night are fantastic especially in a tent you wake up constantly pondering what the noise is, how close it is and if i get out will i see it?
Up at 5.30,tent away, puncture changed (thanks to the three people at 5.45 who offered help) and we were off, a tip off of lions at a waterhole nearby left us in anticipation, would we see a male lion?
We travelled the Matjulu look and found these three lazy animals reminding of our own three fat dogs.
As it was our first day and my first outing with new camera and lens i began shooting anything that moved or hopefully didnt, i began too remember what i loved about this place.....
Here are some of the photos (sorry if they are a bit boring)