02 July 2011

Final Blog Post

Tonight is our last night in Kruger, we have moved to Berg n' Dal where we are staying in the bungalows, we have handed the caravan over to Kim and Peter who are staying for 5 nights before taking the caravan back to storage. We tackle the long drive back to Cape Town tomorrow (Sunday), we will decide where we will overnight (may stop over twice).

We have booked for next year starting at Satara on the 1 May 2012 for 33 days and then moving north to Shingwedzi (which we have not done for a number of years) for 15 days, 3 nights at Balule before moving down to Lower Sabie for 14 days, already can't wait.....

Thank you all for watching, commenting and the private e-mails, to all the Sanparks forum members with the yellow ribbons, great to meet you, see you again soon, we will be following your trips on the forum.
We would have posted more at Satara if the upload speed had been faster, come on Vodacom how about 3G at Satara.
We are amazed at the interest shown from around the world on our blog, all keen conservationists, it says to me, there are people out there that care about wildlife and there right to life.
Thank you to the staff at the various camps we have stayed at, particularly Gordon at Satara, you go out of your way to help.

Please support any people, organisations, groups that are involved in protecting our Rhinos, this wholesale slaughter has got to stop. We need to put pressure on our government to close the foreign markets for Rhino horn, if you want to trade with us Rhino horn must be banned in the foreign country.

Until next year

Some final Pics which you might enjoy and some of our family for our family.

Our youngest Grand child already a good spotter

all rapped up on a cold early morning drive from Satara

Breakfast at Manzanzeni

The horn already growing on this young Rhino calf,
this will be what he will be slautered for.

This is there right, to live wild and free

we found this old Lioness on her own on the tar north of Satara

Zebras just where you look (north of Satara)

begging on the S90

The Law Of The Wild says kill only when you are hungry

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya 's Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw. "These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,' he said. 'On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. 'At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily'."  These extraordinary scenes followed:

and then they just walked away without hurting him..........

Life is short... forgive quickly, love truly, live honestly...and never regret anything that made you smile!

Thanks to Kerry for for the mail

23 June 2011

Kim and Stella

Cubs adventuring out of there den
 We fetched Kim and Stella from Hoedspruit airport on Tuesday, Peter is arriving on Friday and will spend until the 30 June with us. We then move to Berg & Dal where we stay in the bungaloes for 2 nights and then leave for home. Kim and Peter will stay on for 5 nights and take the caravan back to storage until we come again next year.

True to form Kim chose the road to travel on the first morning out and found these beautiful lionesses with 7 cubs on the S90

Relaxing with mom

Starting young, sun-downers at Girivana waterhole.

Breakfast at Nwanedzi

20 June 2011

More fence action

Tonight while we were braaing a small herd of Buffalo grazed at the fence, one was particularly tame and came and grazed next to where we were standing, amazing....where else in the world can you get so close to a wild african buffalo?

Inches from our caravan


19 June 2011

Drama at the fence

Last night while we were having our braai we heard a commotion at the fence, the Hyaenas were making a lot of noise, through the spot lights we saw the Hyaena feeding on something quite large, shortly after we heard some loud growls. What had happened is that a Leopard had made a kill and was dragging the kill to the nearest tree when the fence Hyaenas came across the Leopard and robbed him of his kill, we heard the Leopard growl several times. We could not identify what the kill was and in the morning there was nothing left.

18 June 2011


Saw these lions on the S100....they were relaxing while looking out for game. The one lioness was resting next to a car, in the car's shade...the couple in the car got hot but did not want to move because the lioness was half asleep, not a worry in the world :)

15 June 2011

Lunar Eclipse 15 June 2011

As seen from our camp site at Satara

Full Moon 17h20

Start 20h33



Reached peak or max at 22h14