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Apr 21, 2015 - St Lucia to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Monday 20th April 2015 St Lucia to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Today we had breakfast and packed up again. Before leaving St Lucia, we posted the blog at an internet café as we had experienced only limited access for over a week. We then had a quick look at the beach which appeared equally as nice as the Cape Vidal beach of yesterday. We then drove back out on the same road as we had driven in on and then headed up the N2 motorway towards our next destination, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, the former game reserve of the old Zulu...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Another sunset happy hour and Hluhluwe Game Reserve

The best thing about our guide is that he knows how to read his guests! The family from Maine didn't make the previous night's happy hour and he saw how much we had enjoyed it, so we did it again! This time on the way we found the mama cheetah in the grass just relaxing, so we got out of the vehicle and walked up to her. We thought the baby cub would be hanging around her but we couldn't find him. One of the other guides said he wasn't there. Come to find out today she had lost the baby! As we were leaving this morning, a group came in from...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Sunset happy hour, pacing cheetahs and elephant interaction

Last night we met Riaan (our guide) at 4pm and he had told us earlier to order what we wanted for happy hour at the bar and he would get a "cooler box" and bring it on our night drive. We drove around a while, parked at the hippo/watering hole for while. We watched monkeys and all kinds of birds. Then we headed up to the top of a ridge for sunset - it was beautiful. Some clouds so it wasn't perfect but the colors were great. We probably stayed up there about an hour having drinks and watching the sun go down. We then resumed the great...

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Aug 19, 2014 - We finally have internet!

As you can see, I've been posting the last few day's activities today. I've just been typing it up in Word every day, downloading the photos to the computer and putting the ones I wanted to upload in folders so when we finally got access I could do this! Here's what I wrote earlier today....(and by the way, we've just been enjoying a leisurely afternoon with our feet in the pool when we saw the elephants on the hillside in the distance - so cool!!!) Tuesday lunch time and still no internet. Boo!! Yesterday afternoon we went to the cheetah...

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Aug 18, 2014 - Safari day 2

It’s now Monday afternoon (2pm local time). Found out the internet has been down for a few days – hoping now that it’s Monday it will get fixed today! We didn’t get to see the cheetah yesterday, but we did this morning – more on that later! On our afternoon drive we saw wildebeest, more giraffes – this time drinking at the watering hole. That is so funny – they look like they’re about to tip over since they’re so tall! We also got to see the hippos – there were about 8 of them in the water, including some babies. One was on the bank so we...

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Aug 17, 2014 - On safari

It’s currently Sunday around noon – the internet service at this lodge is awful so I don’t know when I will get to post this. It seemed to be better at the other lodge, which we move to tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll have luck then. We left Hermanus on Saturday at 6am to head back to the Cape Town airport. We had an hour and half drive along a windy mountain road, in the dark, and in the fog. That was a bit hair-raising! We made it safely to the airport where we boarded our Mango Airlines flight (kind of the Spirit Airlines of South Africa!)...

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Aug 18, 2010 - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Nature Park

Kaum im Park angelangt, waren wir umvoelkert von jungen, neugierigen Giraffen und sehr scheuen, herzigen Zebrababies. Entfernter grasten ein paar Nashoerner und Affen vertrieben sich die Zeit mit Nuesse knacken. Der Parkwaechter und auch die Uebersichtskarte meinten, auch fuer nicht Allrad getriebene Fahrzeuge sei es im Park kein Problem... bis wir -hinter uns ein grinsendes Krokodil in der Flusssenke- nicht mehr weiterkamen. Aussteigen waer jetzt auch nicht die beste Idee, denn von der Uhrzeit her stuende grad der Afternoon Tea an, wo ich...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park

Several hours' drive up the coast and inland took us to this magnificent park. This is one of the most beautiful parks we've been to. It has great diversity of landscapes and wildlife, but is not too crowded with people or cars. Also very manageable and easy to drive around. Here, we saw giraffe, elephant (close encounters, but not as scary as in Addo), white Rhino, hyena, zebra, etc. No cats yet, but really good park. The first night we stayed in a cabin in the Imfolozi portion of the park which is more scrub and rolling hills. The camp...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Hluhluwe/Unfolozi Park

South Africa – Hluhluwe/Unfolozi Park 10/11th September Here we would be hoping to spot the ‘big 5’ which seemed to be the only animals anyone was interested in, if you listened to the conversations. In reality every animal we spotted, big or small, meant that Chris (our driver/guide and fountain of knowledge) had to stop so we could take pictures and admire these wonderful creatures. Even though I spotted White Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Impala, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Nyala, Kudu, Hyena, Warthog, Baboons, Vervet Monkies, Kingfishers...

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Apr 9, 2008 - Hluhluwe, South Africa

Back to South Africa and on the way to St-Lucia we did another game drive through Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. We got some amazing photos of giraffe and zebra. But still no leopard! Never mind, we stayed at a really cute guesthouse and got to unwind before heading out the next day to Durban...

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Sep 27, 2007 - Hluhluwe-Omfolozi National Park

This was a full day outing at the park. The park is located approximately 20 miles from Zulu Nyala. We drove miles through some incredibly beautiful, rugged and hilly country. A few minutes after we entered the park, we encountered our first rhino, a white rhino. A white rhino is hardly white and is distinguished from the black (rarer) rhino by the way it feeds. Whites graze on grass and blacks tree leaves, etc. The main objective for the day was to find one or more of the park's elephants or lion prides. We encountered numerous giraffes,...

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