Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kruger National Park - Part 2


Our first night at the Kruger National Park was spent at the Mopani Camp. It's named after the mopane trees, which have a distinct butterfly shaped leaf. We saw these trees in their beautiful autumn colors. We stayed in the spacious thatched cottages and cooked our meat on the outside fire. In South Africa it's called a braai, which is the same as a barbecue.

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Pioneer Dam


Egret

Me, Amanda, and Samantha at Pioneer Dam

Amanda, Samantha, and Robbie

Jessica



Hornbill

Impala Lily


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Kruger National Park - Part 1


My in-laws took us to South Africa's Kruger National Park for five days at the beginning of July. We flew from Cape Town to Johannesburg, then rented a large van and drove to the Kruger. We arrived at the Phalaborwa Gate by late afternoon. We drove toward the Mopani Rest Camp where we spent our first night. We saw quite a lot of game in the few hours of daylight that was left.

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Our early morning flight

The Phalaborwa entrance to the Kruger

Unusual tree at the entrance

Yellow-billed Hornbill

Buffalo

Impala

Impala

Impala

Female Steenbok

Elephant

Giraffe

Burchell's Zebra



Waterbuck

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Hyena Pups

Hyena Pups

Elephant

Elephant

Burchell's Zebra

Burchell's Zebra

Elephant

Elephant

Elephant

Warthog Family



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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thali Thali Game Lodge


I try to share a variety of things on my travel blog. Sometimes the photos are from a recent outing, but today's post is about an afternoon we had at the end of December 2016. We went as a family with my in-laws to the Thali Thali Game Lodge for lunch near Langebaan on South Africa's West Coast. We didn't go for game viewing, but we did have a nice lunch and a delicious bottle of wine, the African Java Pinotage from Van Loveren Family Vineyards. We are headed this weekend for some really neat game viewing in the famous Kruger National Park and I'll be sharing about that holiday in the weeks to come.

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