Thank you all for your lovely replies!!!
I'm just working on my next instalment and will respond individually to each of your lovely comments before I post the next adventure.
In the meantime, I thought I would post a "Random Rhino Moment"
(Thank you mods for allowing me to do this).
One wonderful day during our Kruger adventures, Mork and I were driving along at our usual pace (i.e. 10km under the speed limit
We had the annoying experience of a fellow visitor driving very close behind us - despite us pulling over a number of times to let them pass.
Mork was driving and he found it most frustrating, because he really had to concentrate on what the people behind us were doing. He was annoyed because it meant he couldn't "spot" for animals as well as he would have liked
When you have someone tail-gating you (as we call it in Oz) - you tend to increase your speed. Well this just wasn't ok with us in Kruger... we are on holidays!!! We should be able to drive as slow as we like!!!!!
We crept up to the speed limit, and the car was still right on our tails (grrrrrrr).
There was a turn-off coming up, and (admittedly, without indicating) - Mork decided at the last minute to take this turn-off.
It gave me a bit of a fright (because I wasn't expecting the car to turn off the road) - but what was funny was the reaction from car behind us... you could almost see what they were thinking.
They didn't know whether to stop, reverse and follow us - or whether to carry on. They slowed for a bit - paused looking our way - started talking to each other - then finally continued on - leaving us to continue down the turn-off.
This is what we found:
What a sighting - and all thanks to people who had started to annoy us! We weren't annoyed with them anymore
It was also a lovely sighting because we met a lovely South African couple, and we stayed and had a LONG chat to them. They told us all about their regular visits to the park, and answered some questions we had on photography and some of the animals we'd seen.
It was a lovely sighting - both because of the people we met, and of course because of those wonderful rhino's.
We consider ourselves lucky every time we see a rhino, and we both often comment that we hope they are still around for our (one-day-in-the-future) children to appreciate in the years to come
Satara 9 - 11 April, 2013
Tamboti 11 - 14 April, 2013
Finally got the Trip Report started! The story of two very lucky Aussies in Kruger...