So onwards we went to Tshokwane. Shortly after the cheetah sight we encountered a lovely lady from the states who told us that we just missed a Honey Badger. You win some, you lose some. I am generally not to bothered about missed sights as Kruger will give you those magic moments in due course.
The rest of the road was quite, but we did get to see more Ground Hornbills
Up towards Nkumbe we were looking for Klipspringers but to no avail
A very special antelope and it turned out that we had none for the trip.
At Tshokwane it was very cold and windy and we decided not to make brunch
A big daily tradition I hate to miss. I took the boys to the loo and SO ordered us some toasties. Really tasty but then the guys next to us got them some of the famous kudu roll's
How could we forget about them!!
We were now in 3 minds. S36 (one of my favourite roads), the H1-3 or Trichardt Road? We took the quite option and went with Trichardt Road. The road was very quite as usual and I just love this road due to no other cars around.
We always see at least one of these on this road
A bit further down a noticed a car with tourists standing around
. But on closer inspection they had a flat. I know the rules is to wait for another car but on this road you can literally wait days and then for the other car to contact someone can take a couple of hours as they were far in, so I did understand their situation and they were just about fixed up.
The rest of the road was really quite and the boys needed the loo so we skipped Sweni hide
Some more choices at N'wanetsi but we went with the S41, S100 option, a road generally good for us.
About 7km onto the S41 just before you cross the N'Wanetsi river there is a loop of about 200m to take, we decided to have a look and guess who was lying on the otherside of the river bed.
And very politely moved into the open
It looked like two young males and we spent quite a bit of time with them as everyone was skipping the loop and it was really relaxed and quite. I think they might become a big factor in the coming years.
Shortly after we saw this.
I know the picture is extremely bad, but this it time it definitely was a lapped face
Onto the S100 and the road was extremely quite with very few animals on the road
We did however catch this family of banded mongoose in the river bed
I know the pictures aren't great, but there were around 20 of them and we really enjoyed the interaction.
We knew that today we will stay in camp after we unpacked as we had 3 nights in Satara so made a quick stop at Nsemani before we entered the camp.
With the cold weather it was quite at the dam and we turned around in the small loop just west of the dam and got a very nice surprise
We went to camp to unpack and had a very relaxing afternoon. We through some lamb chops on the braai and capped off another great day in paradise.
Talamati 21 March 2014 - 23 March 2014
Lower Sabie 20 September 2014 - 24 September 2014