Posted by: catamarantwooceans | December 16, 2013

Land Tour from Richards Bay

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14.12.13 – Saturday – With no boat jobs planned for the weekend, we reserved a chalet at the Hilltop resort in Hluhluwe (pronounced Shushluwe) Game Park, about 45 km from Richards Bay, rented a car and drove there.

Before getting to the resort we drove around the park, seeing a lot of animals and enjoying the scenery.

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After we were settled in our room, we took a three hours evening guided safari. On the first hour we didn’t see much (some Dung Beetles were the highlight) but then the animals started showing up. We saw a lot of Buffalos, Rhinoceros and a family of Baboons.

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15.12.13 – Sunday – We woke up early and at 0500, with thick fog enveloping the area, Five minutes away from the resort, still on the paved road, we encountered a big elephant, who blocked the way; he demonstrated eating breakfast, drinking and then leaving a big pile of dung and a large pool of piss behind him.

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As he went along we followed. At one point, perhaps feeling we were encroaching on his space, he turned around and came back at us in a menacing way. I was lucky to get this on video.

Look it up on Youtube at http://youtu.be/WxOI-gzn6_A

After that he graciously vacated the road, letting us continue with our Safari. The fog dispersed and the animal show was on; antelopes, buffalo, more rhino, giraffe and many birds made the trip a memorable experience.

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  1. What a wonderful experience after the sea, fish and jungle islands. am green with envy.
    Do you need crew. We know a young skipper who is looking for a leg!


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