The H1-3 had much more general game on it as the S90 and the ride down was quite enjoyable.
We saw this raptor and help with the identification will be appreciated as these all look the same to me.
Then 10km before you get to Satara just after you cross a small little stream there was a bit of a traffic jam and some lazy ladies resting.
Now the advantage of the cold weather is that the kids actually preferred the car as they had play pit in the boot and it was not getting to hot in the car. So we took a quick loo break for the boys and got them some ice cream (it is never to cold for ice cream).
The sightings board once again showed that the H6 was the place to be for some Cheetah so off we went.
Now there is about a 2km stretch on the H1-3 when you cross the N'Wanetsi river before you get to the H6 turnoff, and if ever there is something like a favourite 2km stretch in the park, this must be very close to being mine. The large trees on the river side is absolutely spectacular.
There were some more lazy lions as well but it was extremely crowed and not a pretty sight at all so we just drove through and saw this bateleur in one of the mentioned trees.
As we drove off he turned to show his face
Onto the H6 in search for Cheetahs and then came the highlight of the day:
It is oh so cold
I am a real sucker for hyenas and definitely one of my favourite animals. I also get the feeling that you do not see them as often as a couple of years ago.
Onto N'wanetsi for a quick stop
Another Lapped face from the viewpoint and another bad picture.
We decided to try the S41 and S100 again
A bbj couple came running down the road on a mission but could not get them in the same picture. This was another sight I thoroughly enjoyed.
The S100 was disappointing again with the only nice sight a far away Martial eagle feeding
Our final loop of the day which I am not going to mention had some good general game, another bbj and these guys to end the day.
That night we had a chicken flatty on the braai. The wind was settling down by braai time and we were hopeful for a better day weather wise when we take on the park again tomorrow.
Talamati 21 March 2014 - 23 March 2014
Lower Sabie 20 September 2014 - 24 September 2014