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by inyanga 1
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 12

So off south on the H1-3 :( SA23-04-11-07-415138-4219.JPG . SA23-04-11-07-201987-4216.JPG SA23-04-11-07-453485-4220.JPG a very wet one ... but nowt to be seen.. :roll: SA23-04-11-07-480881-4221.JPG apart from a really nice cutie to remind us of KNP.. SA23-04-11-08-000275-4228.JPG So we trek southwar...
by inyanga 1
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 12

sadly our last day (forever?) in KNP.. But as we drank our last coffee and used up the cereals... Two angels arrived to explain how they 'did' our chalet yesterday whilst we were on our game drive :D sataral-ladies4-11-23.jpg We were really pleased to be able to thank Nonhlanhla Ntlemo and her colle...
by inyanga 1
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 12

So we return to camp having seen a real cutie in the grass on our way in :dance: SA23-03-11-14-184733-4149.JPG to reprise the kitchen picture earlier.., before I opened the door for Umtali.. SA23-03-11-14-474303-4158.JPG .... Another set of surprises after we had returned to the chalet :dance: SA23-...
by inyanga 1
Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:06 pm
Forum: Kruger National Park
Topic: First timer, please advise
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: First timer, please advise

You don't say where you are coming from, which will affect your time of arrival at JNB. For example UK flights often arrive late morning and that will not give you time to drive direct to Skukuza, whereas an earlier arrival time would. We spend our first night either in Hazyview and enter the follo...
by inyanga 1
Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 11

I think I should not have said what's DOWN this road, because we're going UP the road to Satara. So what bird features in the SA Coat of Arms ? :hmz: :hmz: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/76/South_Africa_emblazon.svg/303px-South_Africa_emblazon.svg.png Well we saw one (don't s...
by inyanga 1
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

Re: KNP - Between the leaves

a couple of blue waxbills pretending to be a road block. :wall: SA23-03-11-12-112656-4027.JPG We had to wait ages as there was obviously scrummy bit on the road :whistle: Then a contra-temp between buffs: SA23-03-11-11-285530-4014.JPG SA23-03-11-11-441600-4026.JPG then between Ellies :big_eyes: SA23...
by inyanga 1
Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: Kruger National Park
Topic: First timer, please advise
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: First timer, please advise

Richard... If this is your first visit to SA (or =Africa), then you might consider flying AirLink from JHB to Skukuza, and renting from Avis there. You can stay at Skukuza for one night, stock up on vittles and then explore as you have indicated. ENJOY ! We did this in 2023 https://www.sanparks.org/...
by inyanga 1
Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 11

So trundling along the h1-3 wallows are frequent (but empty :cry: ) SA23-03-11-10-211736-3936.JPG but the savannah shows it's ok for birdies... SA23-03-11-10-534844-3961.JPG SA23-03-11-11-104619-3988.JPG . one happy ground hornbill (having a munchie):) . SA23-03-11-10-553913-3971.JPG The water hole ...
by inyanga 1
Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 11

SA23-03-11-10-484965-3957.JPG So a white ball over water ? We hope you guessed/knew it could have been a White tuft of foam are often seen hanging over water sources -they are a lot more than just a simple tuft of foam. :o It's a Southern Foam Nest Frog's Nest 8) Frog factoid The Southern Foam Nest...
by inyanga 1
Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

Re: KNP - Between the leaves

So we left you with a conundrum...
Is it an old soccer ball, used by the ellie team ?

No, the clue is underneath it.
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water...
answer coming later :tongue:
by inyanga 1
Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 11

Continuing on the S36 the plains are open SA23-03-11-08-452440-3868.JPG but with pools like these around there was less need for creatures to walk to Talamati. SA23-03-11-08-452023-3867.JPG and someone has come out of hiding... a Kleinsperwer SA23-03-11-08-473518-3870.JPG Umtali was very excited at ...
by inyanga 1
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

Re: KNP - Between the leaves

So off to Satara.. Which way to go ? SA23-03-11-06-180361-3796.JPG Oh another choice :roll: SA23-03-11-06-593724-3798.JPG ok south towards the s36 then... 8) passing some flood erosion.. (no Geology factoid required :tongue: ) SA23-03-11-07-05-1896-05.JPG SA23-03-11-07-05-5444-06.JPG SA23-03-11-07-0...
by inyanga 1
Sat Mar 23, 2024 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 11

At the far bird hide we saw a pair of burchells starlings obviously feeding young in the dead tree opposite.. SA23-02-11-09-093740-3669.JPG SA23-02-11-09-073499-3665.JPG SA23-02-11-09-073668-3666.JPG . closely watched by a tawny SA23-02-11-09-150963-3678.JPG :big_eyes: Finally along the fence, a som...
by inyanga 1
Mon Mar 18, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

KNP - Between the leaves - Day 11

Now we've met our first Talamati boomslang we look down a bit more :tongue: Look what we missed... a ASTERACEAE Tripteris monocephala (?) - . SA23-02-11-09-184760-3682.JPG . an Hibiscus calyphyllus - SA23-02-11-09-354200-3694.JPG SA23-02-11-09-203210-3684.JPG and an Acanthaceae - Justicia petiolaris...
by inyanga 1
Sun Mar 17, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: KNP - Between the leaves
Replies: 336
Views: 25465

Re: KNP - Between the leaves

a quick retreat to show you the upgraded Boma... SA23-02-11-07-24-1723-03.JPG . and to explain the apparent lack of animals there resides a clue on the right hand side of this pic taken from inside the Boma.. SA23-02-11-07-24-5525-04.JPG yes puddles in early November. :o So with plenty of water to d...