So after a lovely relaxing afternoon and evening the night before spent soaking up the atmosphere of Olifants, we were off bright and early the next morning. As we were in a new area we decided to drive to Letaba camp and have breakfast while we were there. We drove along the gravel road, kept our eyes peeled all the way but no sightings this morning.
We sure did love Letabas location and would like to return here one day and maybe stay a couple of nights.
We had a yummy hot breakfast overlooking the water, visited the shop and elephant museum and dawdled around enjoying the ambience not in any hurry to leave.
Feeling happy and refreshed we took a drive along the H9 to explore the area. We got all the way to Phalaborwa Gate without seeing anything again, a bit of a slow morning but we didn’t mind.
Maybe today was just not going to be an animal day for us
so we decided then to go out the gate and have a look around the town.
While there we did a bit of stocking up at the supermarket then stopped at the art and craft shop back near the gate. We had a nice browse around, everything seemed to be made locally which we really liked. Had a chat to the guards and locals [some of whom were there striking], and ended up leaving with a couple of local art works to take home which made me even happier
Back on the main road we had still not seen one single animal all morning, even the birds were in hiding, of course some days the brains are a bit foggy, maybe we missed something in the grass.
So we were slowly driving along in that vacant state of mind that you get in when nothing has been sighted and your brain just starts to slow down when suddenly we noticed something crossing the road at the top of the hill in front of us. At this stage even an impala would be great !!!
It was just a silhouette way in the distance and we were not sure what it was, SO kept saying it was a lion or a leopard but I refused to allow myself to get excited.
But as we got closer the excitement was growing, I kept telling myself it was an impala, but SO was insisting
it had a slinky long tail.
Nearly there..what is it ...it does have a slinky tail...now getting rather excited and nearly jumping through the windscreen.....
And no cars anywhere....yes yes yes