Friday, February 13, 2015

Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Brandfort...continued



To get to Amanzi you have to leave the N1,
take R708 to Theunissen and then follow the R30 to Brandfort.
Just ouside Brandfort you take a right 
and follow 12km of gravel road to the entrance
Sort of the "road less traveled"...

Looking out over the Amanzi Private Game Reserve
from the deck of Mountain Chalet number 7

The two giraffe are almost forming a heart for Valentines day.

The look on this Lechwe's face is (almost) priceless.
A nod and a wink...

Not to be outdone by the horns on the Lechwe,
this male Waterbuck watches as I drive past.

Skulking in the grass...
A rather inquisitive youngster.

And not too far away,
 the biggest lioness I have seen in a long while

Looking west...

The main building in the fading light...

My accommodation.
Looking through the window from the deck

My room mate with a snack.

Sunrise...

Two of the five chalets on the opposite side of the valley.

I did not have to look for the bird life...
it came to me.

Not everything with wings was a bird.

Time for take off...

"Any snacks for me"...

"Are you looking at me"...

"Are YOU looking at me"?

"Are you looking at ME"?
Although this Caracal looks FEROCIOUS 
it is, in fact, an overgrown pussy cat.
How do I know this...
I was able to enter her enclosure before I left 
and spent some time interacting with her.
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