May 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

I didn’t set my alarm last night, since there wasn’t a rush to get up and I could leave anytime for Satara. The only times I have used the alarm was for extra early get-ups for morning drives or walks. My neighbour had an alarm set for 5:00 am, so that got me up and… Continue reading May 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

May 14 – Lower Sabie

First thing this morning I drove to Sunset Dam, where the sightings were African Spoonbill, Hippos, the moon, a pair of Pied Kingfishers, who landed on the bush right beside my car, an Egyptian Goose family, the start of the sunrise,and an African Fish Eagle, just as I was leaving.  It is still not light… Continue reading May 14 – Lower Sabie

May 13 – Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie

Last night I saw my first Bushbucks as they came into camp. It was already getting dark and they must have made it in just before the gate closed.  I only got a picture of 1 of them as they settled down to sleep.   This morning it was time to pack up and move… Continue reading May 13 – Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie

August 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

I woke up to the sound of Lions roaring at Lower Sabie.  I was dressed and ready to go a little before the gate opened.  There were 4 others ahead of me at the gate and we discussed how close the Lions were.  We all agreed that they were not far away.  The plan was… Continue reading August 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

August 15 – Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie

This morning, I was up at 5am and joined the queue to get out when they open the gate at 6 am.  It wasn’t quite the race as I had expected.  There were 4 in front of me and no one behind.  It got off to a slow start at about 15 km/hr, which is… Continue reading August 15 – Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie