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Home again #9 – part 3 – time to say goodbye.

Posted on March 31, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Our last morning in the reserve, we headed out very early to make the most of the day. Driving past the watering hole where we had seen the hyena the previous evening, we spotted a lion pride. The watering hole wasn’t very far off from the kill site and their stomachs were all rotund, […]

Home again #9 – part 2 – just another day in Africa.

Posted on March 27, 2018 by Sioux under General

  As it happened we were up well before most of the other campers, including those doing the sunrise drive! By 5.30am the sun was already up and we watched as the hot air balloons drifting gracefully up into the clear skies. The temperature was climbing too! It was 26 degrees at 7am – we […]

Home again #9 – part 1 – back to the bush.

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Mid way through December, we had a long weekend at the Pilansberg, but by way of a change at a fully-catered tented camp. I had stayed at the camp many years previously, so things had changed a lot, yet were much the same, if that makes sense? Arriving at the camp late in the […]

Home again #9 – under an African sky!

Posted on March 12, 2018 by Sioux under Green Door

  Back from the Cape, I had booked a long weekend in the Pilansberg for Paul & I, but this time in a tented camp. A very different door and view this time round!   What a pleasure to be able to sit out under the African skies and enjoy the warm fireside and starry […]

Home again #8 – part 8 – to the far south!

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Back on land, we headed to Cape Point Nature Reserve, a declared Natural World Heritage Site covering 7,750 hectares of unspoiled land, rich in a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora. Home to buck, baboon, Cape mountain zebra and over 250 species of birds, it’s a nature enthusiast’s paradise. There are […]

Home again #8 – part 7 – seals, seals and more seals.

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Then it was on to Simonstown and the boat ride to Seal Island, so named due of the amount of Cape fur seals that call it home. The island is a small 5-acre landmass some 5.7km off the northern beaches of False Bay, and houses around 64,000 seals and a number of seabirds.  Enroute to Simonstown, […]

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