Hello to all,
Thank you for all the posts.
We left of at the Leopard sighting! About 100m on there where another Leopard, but it was about 100m-150m from the road.
We left the Leopards be and went on to get something cold to drink in Lower – Sabie. With a cold litchi fruit juice
, we went on heading towards Skukuza. About 2km from camp, we hit traffic!!!
Although this traffic was good traffic (If you know what I mean) We saw A pride of Lions.
From what I heard this pride was SPECIAL. The one female had a collar on, and it is said that she was one of the lions that was in Lower – Sabie camp. She was the one that they managed to dart. There was only 1 male lion, and he is called Nash. He is notorious form climbing trees and taking the kills from leopards.
We watched them for a while and then headed towards Tshokwane on the H10. We turned right on the S29 and then S122. We saw some wildebeest ,zebra, “nogbokke” (Impala) and some rhino’s. We got to the tar road and turned right on the H10. We then came across this uncle. He was standing about 4m from the road, just relaxing
We went on to Tshokwane and turned left on the H1-2 on our way to Skukuza.
Now for me this was one of the highlights of the trip. These 2 was just walking around hunting. They kicked here and kicked there.
It was 2 secretary birds.
After watching them disappear into the bush we moved on back to Lower – Sabie. Some nice people told us about 2 lions (a male and a female) that was feeding on a giraffe carcase on the S21. We drove there only to see the dead giraffe. The lions was lying and sleeping just out of sight. So we went back to camp to book in and go for a swim. Or so we thought.
When we came to the pride of lions that was about 2 km from camp, the drivers of 3 cars thought it was a good idée that they drive into the veld on a 2 spoor road, to see the lions better
. Of course my brother and I was not happy with this. I parked my car across the entrance to the road and we indicated to them that they must retreat to the tar road. Which they eventually did. We let the manager at Lower – Sabie know about them and the lovely lady told us that the rangers are on the way. We took some nice Photies of their car and number plates
. And when they past explained to them that this behaviour was not tolerated. Two of the cars was at ease and left. BUT the last was not so happy with us for telling him that he was wrong in driving down into the bush
. He cursed at us and left.(we might have cursed back at him). He came back about 10min later and wanted to know who we where for showing him the errors of his ways. A little dispute followed and he left. After a bout 10min the rangers arrived and “closed” the road.
Thats it for part 2. Part 3 will follow SOON.
Willie de Beer.
Ps: this was the 22 Oct and we stoped at around 13:00 whit the temperature at 42’C