We got to bed late after celebrating at the restaurant last night. Late, in Kruger is after eight o’clock! So we only start our day at half past seven this morning and it is already 26 degrees C. We travel the S94, S46, S93 and S44, before stopping at Olifants Rest Camp for breakfast.
It is a slow start to our game drive. We see nothing on S94. On the S46 we spot the odd small group of elephants and some zebra.
The S93 produces absolutely nothing but we start seeing a few creatures on the S44.
The most exciting thing to capture our attention is an African Pied Wagtail. We laugh at our own excitement at seeing this bird.
And then my favourite animal puts in an appearance.
At the ‘alien crossing’ we find our friendly terrapins and an emerald spotted wood-dove.
We arrive at Olifants at half past nine and sit on the deck overlooking the river.
The Olifants River is appropriately named as here, and all through the rest of our drive, we find elephants enjoying what little water is in the river bed.
We enjoy our breakfast then go to the shop to get a few provisions for dinner tonight. I buy some gifts for the younger Kokstad kids. Shh Don’t tell them!
We continue to explore the H8, S92, S90 and S89 before turning onto the H1-4 back to Letaba.
We stop on the H1-4 bridge where you may get out of the car in the demarkated area.
We continue to see more of the usual gang but just two more photos before I sign off.
Tomorrow is moving day. Shingwedzi is our next camp.