Photos: More Hefalumps, Rondavel and Sean learning to drive!
We spent our first night in the Kruger at the Letaba Rest Camp, we spent 2 nights there. We were lucky enough to get one of the “rondavels” (which are round huts with a bathroom inside and kitchen outside the unit), right on the edge of the camp overlooking the river. The river was probably 10% full, in 1994 it was in flood! We had a wonderful view of an old bull who spent most of his time eating and drinking from the river while we were there, with a couple of buck joining him every now and then.
Today was the day we saw the Cheetah, couldn’t tell you if it was male or female but it came walking straight across the the road. I thought it was a baboon at first (going blind in my old age), the shadows cast across the road were darkened the whole scene and as he came out of the shadows into the sun we all screamed with delight as we realised it was a Cheetah! Really lucky as both Cheetah and especially leopard are rather hard to spot in the Kruger. Having said that we only saw 1 Lion right at the end of our stay.
We also saw more Elephants, Hippo, giraffe, impala, Nyala, water buck and Eland. And of course loads of yellow billed hornbills!