DAY 2 3rd Nov
We were up at 4.30am , had coffee by the pool then packed up to move to Limpopo Forest Tented Camp for our next three nights.
Tshughulu has it’s own 4 x 4 trail so we decided to do the trail on our way to the next camp.
We drove down the road and found a small sign with a rhino on it, this must be the 4 x 4 trail, so off we go.
The scenery was amazing and we continued to follow the rhino signs but really hadn’t a clue where we were, the map is not very good and with no GPS points we just enjoyed the ride. We went over some pretty hair-raising rocks and roads but enjoyed the adventure getting out many times to look for the next rhino
We hadn’t seen another vehicle all day but low and behold we saw another vehicle coming towards us. We waved it down and asked if they knew the way to Limpopo Camp, they had a good laugh at how lost we were as they had also done the same thing before, can you believe we were only about one km from the tar road where we entered the park and he advised us to head towards Pontdrift outside the park and turn right into Den Staat, Limpopo Camp was about six kms from the turning. We did as instructed and arrived at another entrance gate to Mapungubwe,
I don’t think this gate has been closed for years as it is embeded in the grass.
We arrived at Limpopo Camp about 2pm and a nice lady welcomed us, told us they wanted to give us No 2 but the ellies had trashed Nos 1 and 2
and we were in No 7.All the tents are set in pairs and looked the same, we were very happy with ours,under the shade of a beautiful Nyala tree, they are all lovely tents.
A nice zip up kitchen on one side, very well equiped, a zip up bedroom and bathroom on the other side and an excellent open sitting/dining room area in the middle. This is an unfenced camp so a reeded braai area is provided just in front of the deck, excellent accommodation, Kruger should take note of these tents, they are fantastic and completely baboon proof if you close all zips.
We unpacked and took a drive to Maloutswa Bird Hide just a few kms away, this must be the best hide in the world, loads of birds and always some animal coming to drink AND toilet facilites (again Kruger take note).
We returned to camp before gate closing time, what gates? there aren’t any, wonder what happens if you are late?
We lit the braai and watched the ellies walking through the camp, phew they were close, then we saw the attraction, there were four Jojo’s (water containers) on stilts that were overflowing and these ellies were standing underneath and loving it. Bushbuck also walked close to the tent and the birds wow.
It had been overcast most of the day and now it started to rain so we quickly finished braaing in the rain and had another early night.