With work complete, and the laptop and other work related goodies relegated to the deepest darkest corners of the vehicle- I waltzed into Ngwenya Lodge for a weeks stay to find the old man already resting on the patio, cold one in hand, and bless him, icy beers in the fridge and a fine cigar for me to enjoy.
So, I sat, armed with a cold beer and a cigar, and watched the sun set over the Crocodile River while dinner sizzled on the braai.
Isn’t it amazing how the world always seems a happier place when you wake up to re-visit a close old friend? Well- here are the photographs of just such a visit- 13th to 20th April 2007- my apologies for the delay.
I stayed at Ngwenya Lodge for the week and entered through Crocodile Bridge on every day except for the Tuesday.
Saturday 14 April 2007
were in the area around the Gomondwane Dam and the southern entrance to the S28 Nhlowa road for the entire duration of my stay and although the sightings of them were not always good, I did see them most days. This photo taken first thing in the morning was the only decent one I was able to take (and rather fortunate that I took my opportunity as in the next frame the entire bonnet of someone else’s vehicle is in the way
A good looking male Waterbuck
in his best pose
were also always in the area, most often a couple of km’s down the S25- this photo was taken a couple of hundred meters down the S25. This was the only time that I would see these ones, but they were seen every day (and, most days by my neighbors at Ngwenya.
Sunday 15 April 2007
Some happy Fish Eagles photographed at Sunset dam