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Posted on August 16, 2017 by Sioux under General


We were up and on the road early the next morning as I wanted to get sunrise photos and what a stunning sunrise it was too! We were spoilt for choice as to where to look, especially once we were at the bird hide, the sun rising over the water was spectacular! The kids were treated to the sight of the hot air balloons taking off as well, so well worth the early rise! We stayed at the bird hide for a while and then took to the road again. 

We stopped off at a mountain top picnic spot to stretch our legs and were treated to the sight of a crocodile having its own picnic! 

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The sun was getting low when we finally headed back to the lodge and were surprised by an elephant coming out of the bush. The kids were none too impressed as they were convinced it was going to stomp on us, but my son-in-law stayed just ahead of the still docile beast, while my grandson and I clicked away madly. The                                                                                results were brilliant! 

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While on the road, we noticed a gathering of cars and as always that means something is happening. And it was! Three cheetah were playing under a tree, and although we were far away from them, we could see well enough. Much excitement ensued as we jostled to and fro to get a good vantage point, every time one car moved, another would quickly take its place. The predators eventually noticed something in the bush and slunk off, using the grass as camouflage. We headed off too.

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We stopped just before the camp gate to watch the sunset – and as only Africa can offer, it was a stunner!


Then it was time – for thirsts to be quenched and the braai fire to be lit! 


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3 responses to “Home again – part 7 – Bushwacking in a volcano! – #2”

  1. Cheryl Wilkinson says:

    Ah what lovely pics!

  2. Susi Fewster says:

    Wow Sue, what stunning pics – we are green with envy!! Enjoy every moment…..

  3. Paul says:

    Cheetah “children” playing!!!

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