12/04/2004 Second full day in Pilanesberg park
Went for a pre-breakfast drive out to a hide from which we could see all sorts of different animals. Then spent the rest of the day driving round the various roads of the park spotting animals. Continue reading
11/04/2004 the first full day in Pilanesberg
In the morning Andy drove us round the park and we saw lots of animals including zebra, giraffe, hippo, hartebeest, wildebeest and many birds. Continue reading
Up early today to take Helen back to Johannesburg. Basically reversed the trip from yesterday except we did it all in one go, skipping the stop at the B&B. And then after we got back to Johannesburg, we re-packed and headed straight off the the Pilanesberg nature reserve for my second safari of the trip.
We are staying for a few days in a nice little chalet that Helen’s parents have rented for all of us. There is a kitchen/dining/living room and a master bedroom down stairs and upstairs there is an open area with 3 single beds, an area obviously intended for the children which is where Helen and I are sleeping. Outside there is a braai area for our chalet and a communal area with benches and swings etc.
Today was spent mostly in the car with Andy doing an epic drive of some 800km so no pictures I’m afraid. Some awesome ones over the next few days though!
09/04/04 today is the day when I finally get to meet the meerkats that Helen has been working with Continue reading
Today was spent mostly in Johannesburg preparing for the trip to the Kalahari this afternoon. Andy is planning a braai for the Meerkat Project people when we arrive so we needed to do some shopping. Spent the day with Di doing the shopping and getting my photos thus far developed and put on to CD while Andy was at work. Went for a lovely lunch with Di and chatted about my experiences over the past 10 days. Started the drive down to the Kalahari with Andy about 4pm and stopped in a middle of nowhere guest house run by Afrikaaners where we were made very welcome and had some really good food. Really excited about finishing the trip and catching up with Helen tomorrow.