Here is part of our trip report.
7th of June
Stopped at Outdoor Warehouse in Nelspruit and SO bought himself a small GPS.
Arrived at Komatiepoort at 3pm. Did the shopping for Kruger at the new Spar shopping centre. Very nice spar
We found everything we needed there. Also bought some books at CNA to read in Kruger, forgot to buy them in Cape Town
I went into a chemist in Komatiepoort to buy some throat lozenges and boy was it expensive
For 10 lozenges it cost me R43-90
We then left to the Gate and parked the car on the
bridge for a while just to feel Kruger
Saw Hippo and some storks.
Booked into camp and got a river view bungalow. Very nice. The camping site was full and there were a lot of people about. SO could not wait to open the box containing the GPS's to start playing with it
I had to ask him a couple of times to start the fire because it was getting dark and I wanted a drink
SO then lit the fire and I poured the drinks. We sat down drinking and toasting each other glad to be in the bush. That first braai was the best
SO could not wait for me to go and wash the dishes so that he could start "plotting" things on his new GPS
8th of June
Left early for Lower Sabie. It was cloudy but not raining yet. We had to stop at each and every road markings so that SO could "plott" the road on that GPS
On the way we saw Impala, Hippo & Warthog. The grass is very high and the animals were scarce.
Got to Lower Sabie at 2pm and started to set camp up. As we were busy putting the top canvas over the tent it started to rain
I think that cloud looked at us and said there is the “Rogers” and came straight for us and threw buckets of water over us
We got soaking wet, but carried on putting the top sheet over so that the tent did not get too wet. We looked like two drowned rats. Then after a minute it really came down and we had to shelter under the already wet top canvas. We looked at each other and just burst out laughing! We could not stop, kept on giggling like
two little school kids
After 5 minutes the rain stopped and we carried on setting up our camp. Luckily it was not too cold and we seem to get dry a little. After setting up tent we went to the bathrooms and had a warm shower. Went to Sunset dam and watched the sun set. What a sight!
After the fire was lit and sitting down sipping our drinks a gentleman came over to tell us there is a Hyena in the camp. They have seen it early in the morning scrounging around camp for food, knocking the dustbins over. We stayed up late to try and see the “pest” but nothing.
Slept in and lazed around camp for most of the morning. I made us a nice breakfast and we lazed around some more.
SO playing with his new toy
After lunch we headed out towards Mlondozi road towards Tshokwane and back on the S128 to Lower Sabie, stopping at these "points" to "plott"
We saw Impala, Hippo, Warthog, our first heard of Buffalo’s, Elephant, Reedbuck, Zebra, Steenbok, Slender Mongoose, Kudu, Giraffe, Lion, Bushbuck, Vervet Monkeys and 2 White Rhino’s.
Rest of report and photo's will be posted in a few days time