Hope you enjoyed the coffee Michelle. Thanks Elsa for the comments. Which one of the panos do you like the most?
Here goes for part two.
Day two: Sunday 2 March 2008 (Part Two).
At Carol’s rest were two buffalo bulls chewing on their previous day’s meal.
I sat there for a while and took a few photos. After a while I continued with the road towards the one-way section, but saw three Zebras coming for a drink. I decided to turn back and spend some time at the waterhole to see what comes out of the bush (maybe the lions are nice to me)
So the Zebras arrived ….
… as well as a lot of warthogs. This lady arrived with piglets and finally some warthog photo opportunity. I got them with some nice reflection while drinking water.
Then this Black Back Jackal arrived. It was not in a good condition at all – I wonder what is wrong with it? It drank some water and went back where it came from.
A hartebeest came to quench its thirst and stood at the waterhole for a quite a long time --- just as relaxed as I was. While it scratched its back, I took the opportunity to have another cuppa and read a bit of the newspaper.
An elephant made its way over the grass plain to the water. I took this photo to show the nice view of the activity with the woodlands valley in the distance.
It then had a good drink whilst a busload of tourists arrived.
The peace was disturbed so I made my way to the one-way section of the Ghorah loop and got a nice kudu bull next to the road – it was about 6 meters from me and I had the zoom pulled in completely. I got this photo just before the bus arrived and it walked off.
It was getting very hot and the park got very quiet except for plenty elephant action at the waterholes. A ranger told me at Spekboom that there was a lion sighting close to the south gate, but when I got there they moved off to find some shade for the rest of the day.
Just before I went out through the south gate I got these butterflies on fresh elephant dung. The angle out of the pick-up was not the best (would have loved a lower angle) but it was worth taking a few shots.
I was safely back home at around 13:00 to sit down with the family for lunch …. And then had a great Sunday afternoon nap. I hope to make another daytrip to Addo soon. Hope you enjoyed this little trip with me. It was nice to have you on tour.