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Day 21 Skukuza (4 of 15) 01 May

Spot the Animal was a Vervet Monkey (double click to enlarge photo). In future this will appear as a Page, see the pages on the left for the new Spot the Animal, post your answers as a comment.

Picture of the Day

Mushrooms growing in Elephant Dung

Traffic Jam. Note the scale of the Elephant to the cars.

Woke up early with a lot of activity around camp, lots of guys getting ready for golf as they had a big golf day organized by some golf association for today ( I think Andrew was a bit envious)

Took the S114 to Renostekoppies dam, had our coffee and rusks, there were no animals in sight. After coffee we took the S21 (N’watimhiri road). Saw our first Lion sighting on a causeway, saw them fleetingly then they were heading into the dry riverbed. Sat there for a while hoping they would appear again but no show, we think they were heading for the nice warm sand on the bank of the river for a siesta. Just before the T-junction we stopped at a dam, we do not know what the name is, not written on the map, had breakfast in the car…cereals and yogurt.
Turned off onto the H4-1 back to Skukuza.
After a few km we saw a huge Elephant Bull walking in front of us, in front of him was a few cars that were forced to reverse while he was ambling down the road. That was our traffic jam for today.

Got back to camp to do a few chores in the caravan. I then decided that I need the “add-a-room” erected so that I can start painting again…got withdrawal syndrome. After that was done we went for a swim to cool off as it was hot today.
Watched the rugby, Well done Stormers, well done Bulls, bad luck Sharks!
Supper: chops & boerewors and a butternut pie I made myself.

Well done Kim your game reserve experience is paying off, you correctly ID the Vervet on the “spot the animal” Your prize is a weekend for 2 in our side tent, any weekend between now and middle July! All you have to do is get here.


  1. Spot the animal No. 2 : It is a buck of some sort to the left of the big tree. Love the picture of the traffic jam ! Kerry

  2. Good spot Kerry To win thee weekend for 2 in our sidetent you have to ID the "buck" Andrew