South Africa
Greater Giyani

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  • Day49

    Krüger NP Nord II

    August 26 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 31 °C

    Auch auf den zweiten Eindruck überzeugt uns der Krüger. Auf den Pisten ist man überwiegend allein unterwegs und wenn man Fahrzeuge sieht sind es SUVs oder kleine Offroadcamper.

    Es gibt große Herden von Elefanten und Büffeln und viele Zebras und Giraffen. Wir fotografieren sie schon kaum noch...

    Statt dessen haben wir heute mal unsere Freunde der Lüfte fotografiert.

    Wir wurden heute auch fotografiert. Unsere Campingnachbarin wollte unbedingt ein Foto machen, weil es bei uns sooo romantisch aussieht.
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  • Day50

    Papaya zum Frühstück

    August 27 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Wir frühstücken wie immer kurz nach Sonnenaufgang und bekommen von unseren Nachbarn zwei leckere Papaya geschenkt. So fängt der Tag doch schon mal gut an 😋

  • Day50

    Am Shingwedzi River

    August 27 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Am Shingwedzi River entlang sehen wir wieder jede Menge Elefanten, aber auch Hippos, Büffel, Krokodile und Schildkröten sind zu sehen.

  • Day2

    Knarly

    October 20, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    So the Kanidood dam is "Dood" because the 2012 floods washed away the side of the wall, so all the hippos have moved 🤤

    The only thing of interest I could find was this knobby tree with a hole all the way through it 😁

  • Day8

    Leopard am Abend

    November 7, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Nach unserer Rückkehr zum Shingwedzi Camp hatten wir noch ein wenig Zeit bis es dunkel wurde (man muss bis spätestens zum Einbruch der Dunkelheit im Camp sein, sonst sind die Tore zu und man muss eine Strafe zahlen) und haben die direkte Gegend des Camps noch nach Tieren abgesucht und wurden zum Schluss mit einem Leoparden belohnt.Read more

  • Day8

    Shingwedzi Day 3

    May 17 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We seem to naturally wake up about 06h00, so had a quick cereal breakfast and set off to Kanniedood dam. The river bed had patches of water, but on the whole is a very dry river bed. Kanniedood dam itself is very 'dood' - the wall is smashed and the dam is no more.
    However there seems to be quite a lot of water - again in patches - downstream.
    We collected some new waterbirds: Goliath heron, great egret, more hamerkops and Egyptian goose and spoonbills. Also heard the golden-tailed woodpecker at one spot, and a couple of grey hornbills flew over our hut when we got home.
    Chilled this afternoon - POps wrote his diary and I wrote this footprint...
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  • Day6

    Punda Maria to Shingwedzi

    May 15 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    A looong day in Juanita. But lots of animals and birds. Saw waterbuck for the first time this trip, otherwise ellies, buffalo, nyala and of course impala. Lots of new birds: 3 tawny eagles, white-backed vultures, yellow-billed storks, fish eagle, and best of all 3 ground hornbill from the Shingwedzi river bridge! POps got pictures of most, but I only managed a few animals we had to wait for. (My new phone has quite a cool editing program so all is done on the Huawei.)
    We had to wait for ellies and buffaloes to cross the road several times. And you can see that we are having a tough time! Can Margaux, Kirsten or Natie figure out who the bones belong to?
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  • Day7

    Shingwedzi Day 2

    May 16 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today we mostly chilled. Drove to the Bridge and down to the confluece of the Mphongolo and Shingwedzi rivers. From the bridge it looks very dry (looking west) but there is quite a lot of water really. Didn't need to go further - saw elephant, buffalo (grumpy old man), waterbuck, baboon, zebra, wildebees and lots of birds including an odprey!
    There's a big mean baboon which terrorizes the camp at dawn and dusk - he's quite scary!
    It was also washing day, so that's how we spent the afternoon...
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  • Day9

    Shingwedzi Day 4

    May 18 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Today was Red Rocks day. We would do brunch when we got back to camp. We started with Jill as driver, turning right off the H1 on to the dirt road. It seemed a long way to Red Rocks but POps was navigating with Birdlasser on my old Samsung (couple of apps didn't make it to my new phone yet), and got us there safely. Our first animal was a young giraffe - neither of us won. We had seen no ellies yesterday and saw only one in the distance at Red Rocks. But we got lots of birds, mostly at RR where there were a couple of nice shallow pools for the little birds - cinnamon-breasted bunting, grey-headed sparrow and out-of-breeding weavers (spectacled?). Also white-fronted bee-eaters doing aerobatics and every kind of dove, including more Namaqua doves than we've ever seen in one place before.
    Brunch and a middag slapie were very welcome back in camp.
    We went for a night walk to the fence and heard a Dad explaining the difference between the 2 thick-knees to his kids. We then heard a spotted dikkop at fence - else we wouldn't have known the call! On the way back to the hut we heard the pearl-spotted owlet shrieking...
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  • Day10

    Shingwedzi Day 5

    May 19 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Decided we'd enough of driving long distances as we were stiff and sore, so we decided to do the Lamont loop just across the bridge. When we turned into the Confluence loop a guy coming out said there were lion at the bridge. By the time we got to the bridge there were lots of cars and not everyone knowing where to look. Eventually found a male and 2 females way downstream on the bank.
    There was a sharp hoot and who should arrive from the north but Dries and Rhona, closely followed by Theuns and Lerouxna - so there was a Kokanje re-union on the bridge. Also a massive traffic jam as both couples were pulling huge caravans. Lots of fun and games!
    Thought we might have lunch at the restaurant, but after checking prices decided it was much cheaper to braai at the hut. So we did.
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