The next morning on the walk, with the grass wet of all the dew, we didn't see any big animals except Impalas, but saw how a Velvet Mite got caught by looked like a Tyrant Ground Beetle, below the ground and a CMR beetle ate the flower of a Ipomoea sp.
The next morning on the 6 hour game drive seen the general animals and only on our way back from Letaba found our 1st Elephant close to Masorini.
Monday the 16th before I went on my off days we had a walk, and started off and ended with heavy humid weather, and luckily eventually found 3 White Rhino's and after getting to a nice spot and viewing these mega herbivores, the Park Helicopter came flying over, and they decided to take the shortest route into the bush, with us behind them. After viewing them again, and the 1 guest stepped on a branch, they decided our direction is the way to run, and luckily got out of the situation safely, but really not nice shouting to the guests behind the big bush, and then suddenly again, NO come back, behind us, as the Rhino's ran straight for the bush. They definitely were less than 10 metres from us, as they ran passed!!!
Then went on my off days, and started work on the 22nd.
On the Morning Drive on the S131 found Ground Hornbills, and not far from there a big herd of Buffaloes. The sunlight was awesome for pictures, and with the Buffaloes coming closer to the vehicle out of curiosity, made it even a better sighting.
On the S131 towards Ngwenyeni waterhole we got to a place where a Elephant was born, and only seen all the evidence, but still awesome to have seen it, and while looking at how the rest of the herd stood around for support, and welcoming the new 1, we saw the herd in the distance in the bush.
On this game drive we have seen MANY GIRAFFES AND ZEBRAS, another herd of Buffaloes up the Mopane road, and some Klipspringers at Shikumbu, where I met Crested Val.
On the 23rd on the S131 we found the Blue Wildebeests again in the same area as a few days back, and some Zebras at Ngwenyeni waterhole. After enjoying a sunset break with another stunning sunset we found a Porcupine after Shikumbu. Where the dead Elephant is, about 2 km's from the gate, nothing left though, we found a Small Spotted Genet, and before that a Sharpe's Grysbok, and a few Chameleons.
Yesterday morning on the 6 hour game drive I did, very strangely found a Ostrich Female, running up the road about 6 km's from the gate!!!! From there pup the Mopane tar road and seen some Zebras and Giraffes at Shikumbu.
Seen one Hyeana Cub at the den, and on the S131 gravel road towards Letaba for making a breakfast stop, found some Steenbok, a Big Tusker Elephant Bull and a Side Striped Jackal. Next to the river some Crocodiles at the half decomposed Elephant, and Hippos.
On our way back from Letaba found a small herd of Buffaloes right next to the road, and the 1 calf must have been a survival rescue by the herd, because his ears and tail were non-existing and the skin below his stomach was torn all over. Assume Lions got hold of it, and the herd came to its rescue.