Thank you , thank you everyone
A bit delayed in getting on with this report, but here goes, thanks for the patience
We survived the night at Rooiputs, it rained, it stormed, plenty of thunder and lightening, but our tent stood up to it all. I think the A Frame structure really helped as well as the fact that we tied the guy ropes to the A Frame instead of knocking pegs into the ground.
Gloomy morning of departure for Nossob.
A first for us in KTP, a Black Winged Stilt seen at Kij Kij
Driving along it was getting more gloomy and we were wondering when the rain was going to come....when we saw this
We were happy, all alone and a magnificent sighting like this right close to the road
A Mum and four gorgeous cubs. It appeared that they had not yet started to feast.
Suddenly a tractor appeared and it it passed us all four cheetah took off!
Mum returned, called and called and called
Eventually she began to eat
Soon the cubs returned, and as you can see, a jackal was watching closely. This jackal stuck around and every so often one of the cubs would show who was boss by chasing it.
The rain came making it really difficult to take pictures, so for once I sat and enjoyed the experience rather than getting hung up about the photos
(Probably a good thing as I already have given you an overdoes of cheetah photo's)
We left them after spending nearly two hours there. The rain had stopped and the sun was getting rather warm! Still no other cars in sight. It seems that this is when BB must have come along and taken over from us
We were so happy, what a special way to start our day. Perhaps I should say EXTRA special as every day in KTP is SPECIAL
A Vulture tree
Just past Kaspersdraai, around 2 pm in the heat of the day we were surprised by this magnificent male lion staring straight at us through the yellow flowers. He was NOT going to be obliging and by the time I lifted the camera to take a photo of him in the flowers, he rudely put us on ignore and strolled off to find another comfy place
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