Our guests joined us on safari from Pretoria.
We saw elephants soon after entering the park, giraffe in the distance, waterbuck, lots of impala and wildebeest. The kudu’s, wow! A herd of Cape buffalo enjoying fresh grasses in a marshy field below the main dam wall.
Just missed the rhinos, their tracks clearly visible.
We pulled over for snacks and drinks about halfway. The droë wors (dried sausage) was delectable, the dried fruit too. A variety of wines, beers, ciders, soft drinks and bottled water was on hand to everyone’s delight. All this in the middle of the African bush. Nearby impala males snorted, leapt and kicked up clouds of dust, challenging each other for dominance. Quite a show it was!
On return to camp, we made our way to an African Cultural Village. The African arts and craft market en route to the village allowed for some interesting price haggling, all to our guest’s delighted!
The indigenous tribal cultures at the African cultural village were of great interest. Zulus in full battle gear called out! Sotho and Xhosa homesteads offered guests insight into tribal culture and tribal lifestyle.
A delicious dinner at the village was amongst many other, a highlight of the day. For meat lovers, crocodile and ostrich complimented by chicken, lamb stew, beef, salads, rolls and dessert were on the menu. An after-dinner glass of lovely South African red wine around the village campfire while reflecting on a fantastic day’s activities and experiences neatly rounded off the day…… just lovely! An amazing day trip from Pretoria indeed, combined with a safari from Pretoria into the African bush.