So eventually the first day of leave had arrived which meant it was departure day
This was going to be the Bro & Sis roadtrip v2 but my dad had to go to Germany for business so us Kids decided we were going to drag mom along with us, like it or not
So we set off in the Morning anticipationfilling the car, the trip started off easily but after witbank we ran into some heavy fog, I took it quite easy making sure all relevant ligths were on as I didnt want out holiday to end on the first day. Luckilly the fog cleared rather quickly and we could all slightly relax in the car.
We arrived at Malelane and checked in seamlessly and started the Journey to Lower Sabie. As we left the gate we heard the Cry of a fish eagle welcoming us to our personal slice of heaven. Our first sighting happened to be a sign of the time in the park.
a little bit further along we came accross a group of teenagers sizing each other up
We decided we didnt need to stop at Afsaal and pushed on towards on towards Skukuza, enjoying the sights,sounds and smells of the bush as the sun started to gently kiss our elbows resting on the open windows.
We pulled into a much quieter than expeced Skukuza which was quite nice, the last time I saw it this quiet was at the cricket week end, after grabbing a snack at the shop we enjoyed a walk alomg the river.
Looking the other way round the bend, reminding me of a CCR song
After enjoying the shady river bank of Skukuza we headed off towards Lower Sabie. SO we had seen babies and teenagers and now we found some children of the simian kind playing in the road, sadly it was in the shade and I couldnt get my focus correct.
As we were planning to get to LS at check in it was the heat of the day and I think all the animals were rightly hiding in the shade. Just before Sunset dame there were a few cars looking at something in the river bed, we scanned the sand and lying under bush we found a golden kitty
We watched her for quite a while hoping that perhaps she would move, or perhaps she was hiding some precious cubs in the bush
eventually she moved deeper into the bush so we decided to move on towards LS as it was after 2pm and we really needed to cool down in the pool. Check in was smooth and we moved into our hut quickly which conviently was rather close to the pool, now it was time to cool off.....