Saturday, 1st September DAY15

Day 15.    Saturday, 1st September Callum spends his last night in the caravan with us. Whilst Dave and Steph pack up, ready for their trip to Jo’burg, we go to Sunset Dam at 6am where we enjoy a still…

Friday, 31st August   DAY14

Friday, 31st August DAY14

Day 14.    Friday, 31st August At this time of the year and in these dry conditions it is a good tactic to merely travel up the Sabie River road (H4-1). Certainly all the game is heavily concentrated along the…

Thursday, 30th August   DAY13

Thursday, 30th August DAY13

  Day 13.    Thursday, 30th August Salietjie (S30) beckons but this time we are by ourselves. We coffee next to a few ellies before setting off up the road. But again it is only when we meet the Sabie…

Wednesday, 29th August  DAY 12

Wednesday, 29th August DAY 12

We know that the Nwatimhiri road (S21) is dry and corrugated but such is its beauty that we dare not miss it. But first David has been told by his neighbours that a leopard hauled an impala into a tree…

Tuesday, 28th August  DAY 11

Tuesday, 28th August DAY 11

The Salietjie road (S30) has disappointed in the last few years but its beauty still remains a drawcard. So at 5.50am we join a long queue at the gate and then follow behind a bakkie that is like-mindedly heading in…

Monday, 27th August  DAY 10

Monday, 27th August DAY 10

The wind has abated and the sky is fairly clear as we leave camp at 6am. Our petrol is low so we decide to go up the Sabie River road (H4-1) for breakfast at the Nkuhlu picnic spot. We follow…

Sunday, 26th August  DAY 9

Sunday, 26th August DAY 9

This is our last day at Pretoriuskop as we move to Lower Sabie where we meet up with our second son, David and family. But first we are going to enjoy watching the sunrise from Shabeni. So at 6.11am the…

Saturday, 25th August   DAY 8

Saturday, 25th August DAY 8

The sky clears during the night and the temperature drops rapidly. True to of the laid-back ways of Pretoriuskop, there are only two cars at the gate at opening time. Because of the burning, we have decided to take the…

Friday, 24th August   DAY 7

Friday, 24th August DAY 7

Last night I had no sooner posted my diary than thunder began to growl in the south and soon rain drops began to fall. This all intensified into a deluge and heavy rain began drumming on the roof of the…

Thursday, 23rd August   DAY 6

Thursday, 23rd August DAY 6

Today we move to Pretoriuskop but first we want to enjoy the early morning light. So we are at the gate early and lead down the tar to the H3 and then coffee on the Matjulu bridge. The traffic from…

Wednesday, 22nd August   DAY 5

Wednesday, 22nd August DAY 5

Today we are first at the gate at 5.45am which is important as we wish we get to the Mlambane River road as early as possible. With a light south wind blowing but little cloud, we travel quickly to the…

Tuesday, 21st August   DAY 4

Tuesday, 21st August DAY 4

We are second in the queue at 5.45am having decided that Mary needs a little earlier rousing. Again, we go down the tar and have coffee on the Matjulu main bridge just as the sun is rising. Today we are…

Monday, 20th August   DAY 3

Monday, 20th August DAY 3

We are at the gate at 5.55am and following about ten cars. We are heading for the Mlambane River road (S119) today. Typically the wind at this time of the year swings from north to south on almost a daily…

Sunday, 19th August   DAY 2

Sunday, 19th August DAY 2

After a drizzly, cold night everyone happily reports on a comfortable night and we set off along the main tarred road. Coming to the T junction, we turn left up the main H3 towards Skukuza and stop for coffee on…

Saturday, 18th August   DAY 1

Saturday, 18th August DAY 1

Kruger Park – Caravanning with Mary, Renette and myself  4 Nights Bergendal, 4 nights Pretoriuskop and 7 nights Skukuza Moving to Simbithi presented us with a problem. There was nowhere for us to store our caravan. Angel Mary (my sister)…