24 November 2019
It did not storm last night. We woke to partly cloudy weather and a temperature of about 24 degrees C. Because of the road closures, we decided to drive to Olifants Camp this morning. We left at 6:40 and planned to take the S46 that would follow the river to Olifants but guess what – it was closed. Honestly! We are sure that this is not necessary. All the interesting routes in this area are closed! Surely the roads have dried out by now. We believe they have just not bothered to check or not bothered to take down the ‘closed’ signs.
So we took the H-5 and were not too disappointed.
When we got to Olifants at around 8:30 Earl went to reception and asked about the road closures. They told him we could go down the one we wanted to, but to be careful. So we did the loop and it was awesome. There was very little road damage and no reason why it should have been closed. We only saw two other cars while we were on this route.
These are the highlights.
On a causeway, we saw these guys swimming furiously towards us.
He looked hungry but we don’t feed aliens.
Next, we found a treeful of birds
We returned to Olifants for breakfast and on our return to Letaba we found the S92 open. The first excitement were the ellies.
Watching a buffalo having a spa treatment is really amusing.
And finally a giraffe
And a Red-crested Korhaan
It was really hot by the time we returned at midday, so we had a rest and then went for a swim.
We had an early supper and then took down the canopy and folded away the groundsheet in preparation for tomorrow’s departure.