Day 1 Malelane-Pretoriuskop
So Saturday finally arrived and I left Nelspruit at 4:30 wanting to get to the Malelane Gate early to avoid the queue. I arrived at the gate at 5:30 and I was the 2nd car there. We stood at the gate and watched a herd of Buffalo walk down to the river, So im not in the park yet and already I have 1 of the big 5 down
Unlucky it was to dark for a picture.
So when 6 arrived I was very happy to be 2nd in line because there was a really long queue
So I headed off towards berg en dal, I noticed a car stopped in front of me so as I approached I saw 2 beautiful white rhino's unfortunately no pics because of the light. So 2 sightings and 2 of the big 5 down
I took the Matjulu dirt road and headed off towards the waterhole. I spotted my 1st herd of impala and finally had some decent light
I carried on towards the waterhole and stopped for some kudu to cross the road in front of me.
I reached the waterhole and enjoyed quiet time there, unfortunately not much was happening, so I headed off towards stielberg, on the way there a juvenile giraffe decided to run across the road.
I thought I was watching the game, although this giraffe decided to watch me
I turned off towards stielberg and bumped into another pair of white rhino, this time I could take some pics
I carried on towards the stielberg loop an noticed a car creeping forward round the corner, and I started to think about what they have spotted, as I rounded the corner I saw something I have only seen many moons ago as a littile kid.
I quickly Turned my car around an followed them as they never stopped running, they only stopped briefly to check out a certain bush, they carried on running and then turned into the bush and then suddenly out of site.
So after being in the park for just over an hour I was buzzing...
Part 2 of day 1 coming up later