Day 3 continue....
We spent about an half hour just sitting on the bench and taking in the view just lovely!
We decided to take the gravel up to Balule and then onto the tar road to Satara, before Balule 3 Hayena in the road , probably looking for food, they passed our car and continued on their way.
Rest of the drive were very quiet back down to Satara, we saw a few waterbuck, wildebeest etc.
We reached camp and decided it's nap time, my boyfriend decided he wants to sit and read outside, well i was trying to get some sleep when i just heard a commotion outside, got up and stood against the door, and saw my boyfriend standing with a very starnge expression on his face, asked what was wrong, he said there was a squirrel on top of our fridge and the doors were locked and he doesnt know how it got there.............so i thought...its just a squirrel, and i thought he just kept it open to long and the squirrel got in!but jeez, what an evil squirrel, we tried getting him out and he kept on showing his teeth at us, and we were so afraid he might bite us......he was so little and yet so not afriad of people!so we waited, eventually he left and went and lay on our verandah, like a cat stretched out and keep showing his teeth, little evil squirrel, so we took everything that was on top on the fridge and put it in the bungalow, just for incase!
At 4 pm we decided to go for our afternoon drive, we decided to keep it short, and drive to the dam and then the loop to Girvania dam and back to camp, at the first dam we were greeted by Elephants, baboons, impala, waterback and giraffe, i love to watch giraffe drink, it seems when it is so dry one can just camp out at the waterholes!we proceeded after a while and went to Girvania dam, there we were greeted by a massive herd of baffalo, it was amazing to see them bath in the mud and drinking and playing with each other!soon enough a breeding herd of about 10 ellie's joined them , also playing and making a racket and just enjoying the water, we spent quite a while at the dam!
It was time to head home, we drove slowly and made it back to camp with 5 minutes to spare, we lit the fire, spoke to our new neighbours, i decided i am going to buy chips at the cafeteria before they close at 7 pm, so we had steak, chips and fruit for supper, got to have some fruit too
My boyfriend went to fetch somemore wood out of our rental car's boot when he shrieked and jumped back onto our verandah and i heard a growling noise, i almost fell of my chair, got such a fright because he isnt a scardy cat, and then i looked down and saw that he almost stepped onto the honey badger, now this little rascal made himself at home at the black bin threw it down and begin to see what there was inside for him, and believe me its not welcome if you get to close, this guy was very aggressive, so there he was lying next to our chalet and the bin between the 2 chalets, there was no way to tried to get any food away from him without being in a battle with this guy!
So i walked around to the other side to get to the car to drive up to the cafeteria, because know i was to afarid to walk alone......
By the time i was back at the chalet there was lots of people around our chalet to pay a visit to our visiting honey bager, he eventually left, and we had a nice meal with wine and was sitting on our stoep just listening to the sounds, i tried spotting the bush baby in the trees above us, saw him jump one time and then i couldn't find him again!
Went to have a shower and then went to bed, funny enough tonight i started feeling a bit sick!!
Tomorrow we go to Lower Sabie ots more to come..............Day 4 to continue