Only left camp at 8am as we are going to Kieliekrankie.....not to far to travel.
Again on the 13klm to the Auob River we only saw the lone male Ostrich and a Pouched Mouse sitting near its "home"...little one was to quick for me to take a photo...ran into its hole when I tried to focus the camera to take a photo
As we neared the Houmoed water hole we spotted the Lions now resting under a tree right on the otherside of the river under the only tree with the green leaves on...one of the young males got up...shook itself then flopped down next to the others
Carried on to Munro water hole...there were a few Springbok near the water hole...kept on looking towards the area where the lions were resting....
Carried on to Kanfersboom when we saw this Pale Chanting Goshawk drinking water....
We decided then to sit there and have our coffee & rusks while watching the bird. We sat there for a while just enjoying the morning at the waterhole
SO looked back towards the road when he spotted a big bird flying into a tree further down...we drove to the spot where he saw this Marshall Eagle, it sat on a tree next to the road watching the Goshawk drinking...kept on looking around for prey...
Decided to go to Auchterloni for breakfast...near the turnoff we spotted this Black Shouldered Kite....
Got to the picnic spot...we had our breakfast..cereals....orange juice......leftover boerewors & chops from the night before's braai
Sat there for quite a while just chilling out. Our friend the "Gobbling" crow was doing his thing again all the while walking around the field complaining and looking for something to eat
Took a slow drive to Kieliekrankie....we saw a Black Backed Jackal near the Kieliekrankie turnoff...trotting up towards the dunes.
after we turned into the Kieliekrankie road we saw a few Surricates in a distance forraging for food..
On the otherside of the dunes to the left of the Surricates we saw a steenbok...was to far to take a photo.
We decided to see if we could get to the bungelow early...we were lucky the "camp" manager said it was ok...he have already cleaned the bungelow. We then decided we are going to stay in camp the whole day just enjoying the view from the deck
I made sure the gate was shut before we relaxed on the deck
While we were having tea on the deck this little Triped Mouse came running pass our table
....she was trying to make a nest behind the fridge...she has already made several holes in the netting at the kitchen side so she could bring in grass to make the nest. The camp manager tried to close all the holes but they seem to get in all the time...poor chap says he has to try and make a plan to stop them from coming into the bungelow
That netting on the kitchen side is not a good idea as he told us the rain comes in from that side soaking everything and the mice has become a problem.
Sat on the deck the whole afternoon....
This Bulbul came to see if there was anything to eat...
As the sun started to set SO decided he wanted to take photos of the sunset behind the bungelows....just after he was finished and walking back to the bungelow this cat gave him such a fright
he thought it was a Leopard coming straight for him! after a split second he told himself to take a photo....incase he became food...there was evidence he was "eaten" by a Leopard
It was a African Wild Cat coming from the waterhole back to its home..
It moved so fast SO could only get one photo
Needless to say he had a nice "whisky" to calm his nerves
I took this photo of these cloud formations....looked pretty as the setting sun shone on it.
While we were having our braai these little ones came to visit....
Well we could say to ourselves is... " what a wonderful day it was" just sit and watch the world from a deck
Animals for the day:
Ground Squirell, Springbok, Wildebeest, Surricate, Gemsbok, Pouched Mouse, Striped Mouse, Steenbok, Blackbacked Jackal, Lion & African Wild Cat.
Other Sanparks parks 12/4/15 to 16/4/15
Kruger Park 20/4/15 - 11/6/15
73 days till the visit to the other Sanparks....
then 9 days till Kruger