Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Images from my road trip to Sabi Sand

I agree with the sentiment,
but not the spelling.
Spotted at a roadblock on the N4

What were the designers of the Battle of Bergendal thinking.
This looks more like a Triffid from "War of the Worlds",
than a memorial to fallen soldiers in a Boer War battle.

After having spent four days with leopards and lions in Sabi Sand,
it was strange to come across this Emu,a native Australian bird,
near Barberton!
It, together with 5 others were given to the landowner to settle a debt.

On the same property is this family cemetery.
The one grave has major historical significance.

My accommodation at Cranko's Creek, near Barberton.
This was where I spent the final night of my journey.

A sort of "selfie", squeezed in the back of one of the #safariLive camera vehicles.
I had been warned that it might be uncomfortable, 
but I did manage to keep out of the way of the cameraman.
My experience here has been the highlight of 2016 for me.

This is what I was watching so intensely.

One of my favourite images from my time in 
Final Control at the Wild Earth camp.

My accommodation at Wild Earth.
At least I did not find any snakes or scorpions under, on in my bed!

The Stag's Breath pub in Machadodorp.
One of the locals getting up close and personal with a leopard.

Some of the interesting tools that can be found in the parking lot
of Grey's Inn in Machadodorp

My first night on the road was spent here...
Grey's Inn in Machadodorp

You have to admire this entrepreneur.
Upholstery, tailoring AND a barber shop.

The Hog Pub and Grill in Machadodorp.
I have visited on a couple of occasions and I do enjoy the food
and the ambience.

A "Hog" outside the Hog...

I even managed to get in a run while on the road.
This was my final road trip for 2016.

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