June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

My last African sunrise. The morning started off cloudy and the sun was fighting to show itself again, but made a nice early morning sky. This is my last few hours in the park and I am taking a very slow drive to Skukuza, where I will have a late breakfast or an early lunch… Continue reading June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

June 7 – Berg en Dal

Today was the day to meet Gerda, Janine and Christy at the Skukuza golf course restaurant for lunch. I met Janine last time I was here 5 years ago, but although I’ve known Gerda and Christy for many years, this was our first meeting. I had plenty of time to get there, but I left… Continue reading June 7 – Berg en Dal

May 23 – Letaba

I took the morning drive this morning and as usual lately, there were only 4 of us on it. Too bad they don’t have smaller vehicles available for this drive when there are so few taking it. We saw Impalas (of course) and Wildebeests before it was light enough to take pictures, so our first… Continue reading May 23 – Letaba

May 22 – Olifants to Letaba

I made myself the usual oatmeal and rusk breakfast (with cranberries). After eating, I made a flask of coffee and wandered down to the overlook to wait for the sunrise. It was a usual sunrise. Since I have been a bit north, there are absolutely no clouds in the sky at all, so the sunrise… Continue reading May 22 – Olifants to Letaba

May 19 – Satara to Olifants

As I left this morning, the first critters were the Impalas that seem to live at the gate at Satara. Soon after were the Wildebeests that are usually in their places too. The first pictures were of a Vulture Tree.  Next were some Zebras who turned their backs on me, but I took a picture… Continue reading May 19 – Satara to Olifants

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 10 – Pretoriuskop to Crocodile Bridge

After the fog wore off this morning, it turned out to be another beautiful day and it was time to pack up and head for Crocodile Bridge. First sighting this morning was a tiny mouse running across the road, but no picture of the little guy.  That sighting was followed by Hyaenas at a den… Continue reading May 10 – Pretoriuskop to Crocodile Bridge