On the 17th we packed up early to set of on a drive which would eventually take us to Tamboti Camp - our next stop.
Just north of Satara on the H1-4 we saw a speed cop - well done, wish there more in KNP.
Then, at Witpens water hole we saw some cars - all well parked in single file on the correct side of the road (i.e. side of sighting). There was a pride of around 20 lions - males, females, "teenagers", cubs - everything.
We then went up the S90. We saw a hyena near the Gudzani water hole. Then, further along, we saw a group of 13 white rhino in the distance (I have later discovered a large group of rhino is called a crash - I think there would be one if they ran into you!).
We carried on up to Olifants camp and then came back down the S39. Before Timbavati picnic spot we saw 4 lionesses and a male lion. There were 38 hippo on the sand bank in the Piet Grobler Dam.
Arrived at Tamboti, after checking in at Orpen. What a lovely camp - I can see why people want to keep it a secret!!
Next day we went down the S140 and saw white rhino, kudu, giraffe, elephants and buffalo.
Following day we saw a lioness and male lion on the S12 before Girivana Dam. There were speed cops on the H7 near Satara camp - well done!!
That night was very windy and we hardly slept as the tent kept flapping and making funny noises!
Next day we set off for our next camp - Berg en Dal. We headed down the S36 and the highlight was a small group of sable antelope in the bushes near the turn off to Hamiltons Camp. We then took the S125 and headed south on the H1-3.
We popped in to see Silolweni Dam, as we had heard it had been drained because of the blue-green algae. It was nice to see a notice there, which explained what had happened, so the tourists could understand.
Not much else on the way, except a rhino and calf and a hyena with two pups (haven't noted where!!)
Punda Maria 7, 8, 9 Oct. '13
Letaba 10,11 Oct. '13
Satara 12, 13, 14 Oct. '13
Mokala, Karoo, Camdeboo, Addo Mtn Zebra 2 - 16 Nov. '13