My scariest moment happened this July at Lower Sabie.
A friend and had booked into one of the tents.
After showing my friend how cool the tents at LS are as she had never stayed in one before, I needed to use the loo.... as I was about to sit I looked up and was face to face with the biggest snake I had ever seen (that is one that was not behind a glass)....
I immediately screamed and in trying to figure out where to go (as the snake was perched above the light switch, which I may add I had turned on when entering the bathroom. and next to the door)
I retreated to the shower, where I watched the snake do a double take and slither between the wall and the tent tarpaulin.
At this stage I had decided that it looked like a black mamba.....
My friend on the other hand was so inquisitive that she was standing on the other side of the door wishing she could also see the snake.... the more I said she should not come in as the snake was at the door the more she wanted to come in!!!
After a while I decided that the snake had retreated and that I can make a run for it, I requested that my friend slide the door open so that I can run.
As she slid the door open a HUGE black thing went crawling across the floor........ I nearly wet myself again, and screamed spider.
With that I heard the tent door slam shut and foot steps across the deck... (It turns out my friend is petrified of spiders.
I eventually got the guts to get the heck out for there only to see that the spider was in fact a bat!!
When Martie and co arrived to help us out with our visitor I conveyed the whole story and she smiled and said that it must be a spitting cobra...
I told her that it was a very large one at that and she smiled again (I think she thought I was exaggerating)
When Martie found our visitor she very colourfully stated that our friend was indeed very big.....
After much effort in trying to capture the snake the rangers said that they are going to give it a break for a while and come back later..... with that they left us with our snake........ Not to mention I still needed the loo....
My friend and I then decided that we would have a beer (needed it for the shock )
I did one more check inside and no snake then sat down on the deck just enjoying my beer... when my friend stated that the snake was behind me (Shock no 3 for the day)
We called the rangers back this time there were 3.
After about 30mins and Martie being spat in the mouth they called another ranger to help, a further 30min later they had caught our friend. 1.5m Spitting Cobra!
Needless to say we did not sleep that well that night.....