2ND FULL DAY LOWER SABIE
The day of nearly lions and LIT!
Forgot to mention the day before we saw a leopardcub for a split second getting out of the tree.
Departed at 6.15 with our rolls of cookies for the morning drive
Eatsummor and some healthy ones. First went to check out the dead impie in the tree. Already a few cars around, but no LIT. Saw this car from Moz with a prime spot. The tree was about 20 meters from the tar road. We then went on our way along theH4-1 for late brekkie at Nkulu. After a few kilos we were flagged down by a couple towing a caravan: 4 kilos up ahead two beautiful male lions walking along the road. Keeping 50 km in mind we raced to the spot. To be in time to watch the cars going their own way
Arrived at the picnicspot and fell in love with it. Ill comment on it in the section picnicspots. But it was by far the best we have visited. There we met dutch overlanders. About 10 kilos ahead next to loop a whole group of lions laying around. But these people where so ignorant. They didnt have clue from which direction they came
But we figured out that it had to Skukuza. Of we went, doing all the loops and tar but......
Back to camp, after checking out the impie in the tree. More cars and the Moz car still in prime position. After a great lunch, swim and bit of shopping along the S128 to Mlondozi dam. Saw our one and only ostrich on the S128 and had a great time at the dam to see a big breeding herd in the distance . It was time to check on the dead impala again and we wanted to take the S29 back to Lower Sabie.
But at the junction a traffic jam. A big ellie was walking along the road. Not angry but he wasnt going to move. Waited 10 min and just before i decided to go in reserve he calmly stepped aside to follow the breeding herd which was on our right in the thickets.
Raced back to the impalatree just next the bridge at the Lower Sabie side to see the traffic jam piling up. A Joburg trafficcop would have had a hard time. We managed to get a free space with a view....
And then mother decided to climb down the tree and we had our change and took a few pic and boy, see was great.
(And still the car from Moz, prime position, but boxed in.)
Our day was made and its SO's greatest wish to see a leopard.
The famous tree at Sunset
Hillside in last light Mlondozi dam
The big guy
A girl that caused a few trafficjams
After the well earned brandy coke and braai this very special day came to a end.