Monday 27th November.
Before I go any further I must comment on how much we were enjoying the safari tents. The view is awesome and they are very spacious......the chairs on the balconey are a tad uncomfortable but I had been warned to take canvas camp chairs . I forgot !!! The kitchens are well equipped and the Addo Angels had great fun playing cards while we cooked ( and I lost every single night). We decided against braaiing because every time we try to braai the heavens open.
Anyway my first thought when I woke up was that we had already spent 2 nights in Addo and we only had 2 left. Oh goodness..........where is that elusive rhino.
Once again we were out of the gates first. I must admit that Charleen needs to take credit for that...........I just don't do mornings very well !!!!
We decided to go straight to Rooidam in the hopes of seeing the spotted hyenas. We sat quietly watching when all of a sudden I noticed that the kudus were looking very alert.
We guessed that something was about to happen and sure enough 2 spotted hyenas came running over the rise, crossed the rd and disappeared over the next little rise. They didn't even stop to give me a chance to take a decent photo.
After that little bit of excitement we moved on to Carol's Rest...still looking out for the lions. Once again we saw the baby jackals and 3 ellies entertained us while we had coffee at
Carol's Rest. Stiill no lions
We then headed back to camp for a scrumptious breakfast. It took us a while to get back because once again there were animals everywhere.
After downloading photos we headed out to the park again.We decided to drive past Spekboom hide to the new gate that has just been opened. It was a very quiet but beautiful drive. Our lion that we saw in this vicinty yesterday was nowhere to be found.... as a matter of fact all we saw were 3 tick infested Kudu.
I also saw these droppings alonside the rd and I was not quite sure what they belonged to. I thought maybe a Zebra
We drove all the way to the gate and then turned around..magnificent view from up there. On the way back we stopped at Spekboom hide and I was most amazed to discover that there was actually a waterhole there.
Really....I had never quite made the connection......Hide normally means
There were a couple of ellies having fun there.
We then went back to camp. After doing the usual...like cooking and losing at cards yet again
we sat and had the usual drinky drops on the balconey.
All of a sudden we heard a kind of barking which I think came from the kudu.....we knew something was around. And then I spotted it ....in front of us was a rhino. He just ran past the safari tents and over the rise. We had a good look at him through the binoculars. I thought he was off to the floodlight waterhole but he ran straight over the rise. He was definitely on a mission. So I went to bed happy....at last I had seen a rhino in Addo.
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus.