Monthly Archives: december 2010

KNP 2010 Bateleur – Skukuza

The next morning, the very last day of 2010, we got up before the crack of dawn. We were driving all the way to Skukuza to stay with friends. We were waved off by a family of Ground Hornbills. We stopped at Letaba for some breakfast and saw more Ground Hornbills in a tree We…

Bateleur bush camp

Long-tailed Paradise Whydah.

We leave Sirheni Bush Camp at the crack of dawn. We’re off to Bateleur Bush Camp, but taking the long way – via Letaba Rest Camp – because we need the ATM machine there. Maybe one day, the little ATM machines at the park’s shops will be sophisticated enough to accept foreign bank cards. Until…

KNP 2010 Sirheni

The next morning we woke up to a slight drizzle. We jumped into our car and set off to Punda Maria where we had fish and chips – not as good as Shingwedzi’s – under the baobab tree. On our way up to Punda, we spotted a Bronze-winged Courser (thanks for the ID, Mary) This…

KNP 2010 Mopani – Sirheni

I woke up early, made an espresso (I brought my little Bialetti) and drank it on the veranda of our bungalow. This is exactly how I would like to wake up every morning. We stayed at a perimeter bungalow (no 89). It has a great view of the bush and because the rubbish tip is…

KNP 2010 – Skukuza to Mopani

Restaurant at Letaba Rest Camp

After a false start – our plane didn’t leave due to heavy snowfall in Amsterdam on Friday the 17th – we finally arrived in South Africa for our two weeks of sun, sundowners & safari. Because we departed three days later than planned, we had to reschedule the booked accommodation. Many thanks to José for…