During our recent stay we passed (and when i say that they
stand next to you in the bush
) a lot of lone old and young
bulls. In all cases i sometimes went for the close-ups of
tusks, mouths and eyelashes and in order to get got shots i
had to turn of the engine. Always ready in gear 1 and my foot
ready to move. Never had trouble but always tried to make
room for them to move and figure out their walk path.
Mostly we were alone on the roads with these nice animals
We however met a few breeding heards passing the road and
then i alway gave room, because you must not get between a
young one with his mother
In LS we booked a morning walk and took of with 3 visitors and two guides. On the S28 to Nthandanyathi in the dark a cow
appeared on the horizon and blocked the road with flapping ears... It was still dark and in the headlights a eary atmosphere was building. On the other side of the road her young calve was browsing and the guides quickly established that she was still giving milk and knew that this was a dangerous situation. They started to yell to her and after that
banging on the bonnet of the car and then this ellie decided it
was time to make her first mock charge. The guides reverced
the car for a few hunderd meters and one collected his rifle and
To tell the truth, i wasnt scared because i trusted the guides, but without my coffee i was wide awake and my Angel was rediscovering her hubby again
Clinging for dear life.
We then went forward again, because the guides had to bring us to the walking traject. Miss Ellie was still there, breaking of branches and trumpeting. What next...
The guides drove near and then one guy started to talk to her in a very calm manner, making nice conversation and she calmed down. And we could get past her. We were very impressed and the guides immediately warned the morning drive, which was behind us of this could be dangerous Ellie.
All in all i was very impressed and needless to say that this was a very special event we will never forget and i was impressed by our professional guides and the way that handeled a potental dangerous situation.
After this i alwas drove very slowly, very on guard during the
first minutes of daybreak. Very aware of Ellies next to the road.