Sunday, 3rd March
We enjoyed yesterday’s drive so much that today we are doing the same route but in reverse. The sky is clear as we head north along the main (H1-4) tarred road and then after 7Km’s turn right onto the S90 towards Gudzani East. Every sunrise has its different mood and this morning’s sun arrives as a dull, hazy, red ball.
The grass plains are again alive with game and we stop to enjoy the herds of impala, zebra and wildebeest.
I am sorry if I repeat myself but this scene is really something to behold. Far ahead an ellie trudges along the road with the Lebombo hills as a backdrop.
We turn down the S41 towards Gudzani and have a wonderful time viewing birds and animals. We suspect that we are not seeing cats because we are already so content with what we see. In the 42 days that we have now been in the Park we have not come across one jam of cars at a cat sighting.
By the time that we reach the S100 Nwanetsi River road, the sky has clouded over and we head back to camp.
I then go out for a while and succeed in capturing a shot of the very pretty White-winged Widowbird in flight.
This evening we head north for an hour along the H1-4 and come across this very impressive tusker with a ragged right ear lobe.
Susan Bruce Mar 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm
I am SO enjoying your blog. I lived in Phalaborwa for seven years and Kruger was my “backyard”. Loving hearing about it again and your brilliant photos. Will be back in SA later this year for a visit and have just three nights in Kruger in early June. Can’t wait!
Richard Grant Mar 4, 2019 at 11:15 am
So pleased that you are enjoying the blog Susan. Yes, Kruger works its way very deeply into one and we enjoy it more and more the longer we are here.
Pete Mar 4, 2019 at 5:45 am
What a beaut!
Dave McGaw Mar 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm
It is such a tonic to see the Pics you take, just love the one of the Widowbird in flight.
Richard Grant Mar 4, 2019 at 2:09 pm
Hope all is well with you Dave. My bird photography is real “thrill of the hunt” stuff and I love the challenge.
Helena Mar 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm
Fred your sunset is just out of this world. My but you’re an incredibly talented young photographer. You’re up there with the best.
Richard Grant Mar 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm
Thank you Helena. I love Kruger Park in itself but my camera does give it the edge I need.