On this trip whilst we were staying at Satara, it was close to gate closing time and we were just taking a slow drive back to camp. Suddenly from quite far away I said to my hubby Pete there is something in the road.
As we drew closer we realized that this was not a new species but a Homo Sapien,
walking in the opposite direction from Satara. Cars were just going past her, I don't know if they thought she was a ranger or what. Anyway we decided to stop and ask her where she was going. (As I have a very enquiring mind Did Journalism at Rhodes.)
This poor woman was in such a state crying and not really able to speak
. It turns out she had an argument with one of the staff and wanted to leave Kruger forthwith.
We explained to her that she can't just walk around in the middle of the bush as it is highly dangerous and persuaded her to get into the car, which she duly did.
We dropped her off at the laundry, and then reported the incident at reception, they thanked us for bringing her back, and said that people had reported it but had done nothing. We saw the staff in a bakkie obviously coming to fetch her and tried to stop them, but they were intent on finding her!!! They also thanked us when they saw us later. Two days later we saw her waiting at the gate for transport and wished her God speed.
What Wacktazz says about not being paradise to LIVE in certainly seems true for this poor lady!! Mama Faru