Thursday, 09 June 2022
Late yesterday afternoon after I had posted my blog the Earl and I went for a walk to the camp waterhole and were pleased to find elephants there.
Today was a slow day. We only got up after 8 am and decided to spend the morning in camp. We went to the camp restaurant, The Cattle Baron, for breakfast. We both had the sunrise – scrambled eggs, bacon, rosti and tomato reasonably priced at R 55 if I remember correctly. Earl had a cappuccino and I had an Americano. The staff were friendly and efficient.
We went out for a drive at midday and were back around 3:30 pm. The animals were once again scattered about the landscape which hugely enhanced the view. The weather was sunny but a little cooler than yesterday and toward the end of the afternoon dark clouds began to gather. Because of the cloud cover, the evening was a little warmer than it would have been on a clear night.
Elephants were everywhere. Zebra played happily at almost all the waterholes we visited. Male kudu with wonderfully beautiful horns showed off and the females with their gorgeous eyes entertained us too. Let’s not forget the handsome hartebeest and just one buffalo and an eland with a missing horn. As usual, we also stopped for the birds!
The Earl captured some stunning photographs of the Ant-eating Chat.