Cat House

Nancy Vandermey, Author
South Africa Trip October/November 2013 part 10

In the morning, the kudu were still there. We were packed and out at 4:30 for the drive south to our last night in Kruger. It was raining off and on, so a quiet morning. 6 hyena were the only good sighting A Burchell's coucal called the rain near Tshokwane Nearing Skukuza, the general game reappeared - giraffe, wildebeest, impala, zebra. Some bushbuck posed near the river And a crocodile and hadeda ibis shared a sandbar After lunch at Lower Sabie we headed to Biyamiti, with a buffalo carcass along the road We like chalet #3 although vervet monkeys stole some rusks There were also bushbuck and francolin in camp Heading back out, we found a rhino in the riverbed a drongo pestering a raptor a beautiful kudu rhino at the weir and a wattled plover followed by 3 more rhino Our last morning in Kruger, we did an early loop, seeing several more rhino Wahlberg's eagles young crocodile fish monkeys lilac breasted roller and a posing dwarf mongoose who is the last clip in the movie KNP Video

before returning for lunch and packing. We headed up the S126, with elephant and lilies and redbill hornbill I had never been to Transport Dam, so we took a detour there - plenty of general game, and some flowers We headed back east, but then someone told us of some lions 1-2 km further west so we turned around and found 3 females Then it was S65 and the Kruger gate, with one sighting of European bee eater (true last sighting was impala and zebra)

Part 1 - Planning and Kgalgadi: Twee Rivieren
Part 2 - Kgalgadi: Urikaruus and Kalahari Tented Camp
Part 3 - Kgalgadi: Nossob, Grootkolk, Mata Mata
Part 4 - Kgalgadi: Twee Rivieren and Black Footed Cat group
Part 5 - Kruger: Berg En Dal and Skukuza
Part 6 - Kruger: Nwatimwambu Walking Trail and Lower Sabie
Part 7 - Kruger: Satara
Part 8 - Kruger: Sweni Wilderness Trail
Part 9 - Kruger: Olifants
Part 10 - Kruger: Tamboti and Biyamiti
Part 11 - Notten's Bush Camp