What a day! I'm exhausted!
Finally at Biyamiti though and still is the ost fabulous place in the world to be
Well last night at Orpen was a laugh. We were so keen to see the honey badger, well we got two and boy oh boy one was keen. One came first then another, we scared them off and put the bin on the hisgest shelf up and went back to bed. 1.30 am bang bang bang they were back. So very cheeky. One just looked at Rory when he went Rar and we laughed but seriusly he was not scared. He leapt on the counter, onto the next shelf and pulle dthe bin off the very top. I was so scared her would pull the crockery down with a crash but oh no what did he do?
Turned the kettle on! We just could not stop laughing for hours. Got a pic on my phone so will post up when back in the UK.
Anyway, alarm went off at 4.45am. We discussed and decided to stay in bed til 6 for a better change of Wild Dog at the gates at 7. By 4.55, we both gave up on that idea and NEEDED to get out the gates.
We headed along SLOWLY hoping they would appear behind us but no oy, even went to the waterhole to kill time. We gave up and headed along the tar dreaming of lion.
About 3k from the first view point we saw poo everywhere. We stopped, checked, Cat? Dog? convonced ourselves it was cat. Lion it must be! Backwards and forwards we went looking for lion.
Gave up! About 2 k's on I realised, the markers showed Wild dog yesterday headed from Orpen to Satara yellow dots all the way.....
Well over the hill we went and there they were... 17, 18 or 19 of them still not sure. In the road for about 45 mins. Got great videoa of the squeaking and squealing like mad at one point, will post when i get home. Eventually they all headed off.
Has a lovely chat with a forumite (Impece 08? - Zulu for Hyena) lovely to meet you and he told us of a Red Billed OXpecker at Orpen. Would have turned back to get a piccie for you Spud if i could.
Decided to head down the S36, stopped at Muzandzeni for Brekkie, carried on to Nhlanguleni and bridge closed. Uh oh. All the way round then. Tshokwane is incredible. We sat on the tar looking at the water level about 3 k's before and we would have been so far under water in the car. Moses at Nhlanguleni showed us pictures of a car stuck with tourists in near his site overnight in the car overturned in the river
Oh and saw a Rok Python cross the road. Apparently not a huge one but the largeat i have ever seen.
Headed to Skukuza and the damage there was far worse than I expected. So many closed roads it will take a long time to fix. Near Afsaal we saw 3 lionesses in the sand from the bridge - lovely. We then headed to Biyamiti, had a quick look at the weir - destroyed.
Had an amazing rhino sighting today too but won't post here. They sound like whales!!!!!
Hilda, I hope you have the luck we have had today
WendyA - We are at Skukuza on 17th then Crocadile Bridge for 18th/19th then home - hope to see you, we ave a yellow ribbon on
Soozy - OK with a duplicate? No different ones
Elsa - Have a great trip next week.