It's hot. The cicadas and unknown birds are singing their hearts out. I'm surrounded by lush green trees and the ground foliage is almost waist high. Occasionally from my vantage point I see Zebras, springbok and buffaloes pass by. The lodge is situated on the edge of Kruger National Park. It is the choice of…

On Safari 2

It's 4.30 am, already light and the noise is harmonious and at times interrupted by the raucous call of an unseen bird. The monkeys are darting from one high branch of the trees to another. There must have been something large in the lake outside our door last night… we could hear the splashing  but…

On Safari.

The day began with an encounter with monkeys over hot coffee and biscuits. It ended with a sumptuous dinner and good conversation based around a candle lit dinner. In between we watched a lioness drink at the waterhole. We encountered Zebras, leopards, giraffes and all manner of animals. It seems unreal that we are here…

As soon as the drum goes, the monkeys are on your tent, waiting for the left overs….!!! The noise is quite loud, birds, animals and insects waking. We have a safari at 6.00 am and then back for breakfast at 8.00. Yesterday we went out on the truck for about 4 hours, we saw giraffes,…

Roughing it.

The internet is slow (of course) I’m in a tent.!!!!In reality it’s a rather grand tent. A luxurious double bed, leather settee, sunken bath and hot showers, a desk and a viewing platform. I’m surprised at how green everything is, it’s lush to the extreme. Like home it’s a tad past spring and everything is…

Camels No 2.

Not so long ago, the camels were ridden by small boys, but not surprisingly an inquiry found that the children were not safe and so Robots were introduced. Of course there were extenuating circumstances but I'll not go down that road. They are strapped to the camels back and when the race begins there is…

The Camel Races

Have you ever been to a Camel Race? This is my second visit and I was well prepared this time. Keith held two cameras and I had two…. he even shot some pretty good film. We had to be there at 7.00 am, it was a milky dawn and the sun filtered through the morning…

Just a small one I said.

Not only can you be creative, you can have your  body decorated. This is my Sister Jan's hand…. I went a bit overboard and had my leg done too… "Just a small one", I said… and I ended up with a masterpiece…!!!

I’m not censored anymore.!!!!

I'm out of blacklist !!!! wooow… finally I can get into my blog…but here it is 11.15 pm Dubai time and I have only just had time to get onto the internet.!!!!!