Wow, only found this thread today.
One of the most worst or stupid things I have done in the Park, well are plenty basically but let me start with one story today and share more in the future.
Last November I was staying in Hazyview for the week and was entering Kruger every day, so this day I had a route planned of entering Phabeni Gate going to Skukz for Brekkie, followed by a quick stop at LS to buy some sandwiches for the day, and take the loop which exits around the H1-1 and drive to Numbi Gate and exit there. seems pretty easy in a days drive from 5:30 to 18:30 ryt. Not when I miscalculated everything
, As the evening approached I was on the H1-1 I saw the distance to Pretoriuskop being soo many KM's so I thought plenty of time left, so I spent some extra time with a clan of Hyena's and pups, than decided to drive to Sunset Dam which one other car was just exiting the dam, so there was nothing to spot so I carried on, so at the Dam decided to set my Sat Nav to Numbi Gate and had the shock of my life to find out that time of arrival shows 18:37
, I was thinking I swear I saw the KM's before, so decided to drive at speed limit of 50 all the way to Numbi Gate, but while driving and promising to myself that I will not stop for anything, 2 Male Lions appeared on the road, so now it was a case of either taking a pic or 2 or just carry on, but how could I not stop when 2 Lions are just so close to the car which is probably the biggest mistake of my life, so stopped and after finish taking the pics, I decided it was time to carry on, now the time of arrival shows 18:45
so now I was driving at over the speed limit which is very wrong and I am Sorry and will not happen again
only to be stopped by a traffic officer and yes I got a fine which was paid the following day, and I also got escort to the Gate, I only found out when I reached Pretoruiskop that there is a 10KM difference between Numbi Gate and camp
I learnt my lesson, next time set the Sat Nav system long time ago in order to keep track of time.