12 November 2018
Today we first went to the waterhole then had breakfast in camp. We were out by 8:15 and had a lovely morning.
First of all our birding was most rewarding
Then we went past Gemsbok vlakte and on to Olifantsbad.
There is a picnic spot and long-drop near Olifantsbad and I wanted to have a pit stop there before going to the waterhole but The Earl wanted to check it out first. If nothing is there he tends to resist waiting a while before leaving. I wanted to have coffee and a snack in the car at the waterhole, giving us time to sit and wait for the creatures to arrive!
I was quite cross that he wouldn’t listen to me – – – but not for long. As soon as we came in sight of the water hole I spotted them – A whole tribe of ellies drinking. And that’s not all – there was a variety of other game too. It was awesome.
We spent over an hour watching and photographing.
Then we went past Gemsbokvlakte again and enjoyed another half hour watching all the plains animals drinking.
A mom and dad ostrich were standing in the sun with wings spread to shade their chicks – It was so sweet.