Gecko goes to Kruger – Getting There – Day 4

We planned to take it slowly to get to The Kruger National Park but this morning we were awake at 04:00.   Dawn had broken and we could not get back to sleep.  So we decided to just get up and leave.  Our plan was to stop and camp in Ermelo but we were making good time and after our breakfast stop at Ventersburg we decide to change our route and go to Elangeni Caravan Park between Waterval Boven and Nelspruit.  This would mean we would have plenty of time the next day to shop in Nelspruit and get to Berg en Dal in good time.   There would be no problem getting in a day earlier than planned.

The weather was warm but we did have a spit and a spot of rain along the way. Some of the roads were good but on others, we had to dodge the potholes.   Welcome to Africa!

There is not too much to report about today as most of it was spent travelling the through Free State.

We arrived at Elangeni Caravan Park at 17:30.   It is a really beautiful spot among leafy trees and next to a trout-filled river.   At first, we were the only campers there but half an hour later two girls from London arrived in a hired campervan.  They had already done Blyde River Canyon and The Kruger National Park and were on their way to Storms River.

I cooked a chicken casserole in our electric Remosca Pot for dinner.





Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

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