We left the hotel immediately after breakfast to reach our next destination located in a private reserve La Klaserie. Almost 50 kilometers of unpaved road, with the last 10 almost impassable, to reach the Ndzuti Safari Camp. The resort is enclosed in an electrified fence, with a common room equipped with every necessary comfort and four bedrooms with bathroom and double shower (in the sense that is so large that a queen bed can fit in).
We wander in the garden waiting for lunch, surrounded by leaping Impala. After a delicious lunch with chicken, grilled vegetables, baked potatoes and a fresh salad, our guide Bruce takes us on an open 4×4 car equipped with nine seats, to bring us to the first photo safari.
We walked a long time between bushes and cliffs, meeting a nice group of Impala, then along the banks of a stream, check the brown head of a lioness, we stop to take some pictures, then Bruce decides to cross the river to see the feline better. Along the way we cross three male giraffes walking around the bush who pose for a nice photo shoot. When we are on the other side of the river, after a few hundred meters, on the sandy shore there appear three lions (the lioness with two puppies). We also shoot a fair number of photographs here and then we move along the bank of the river, where we stop to drink something (wine from the Stellenbosh region rather than a tonic with Gin or a soda) that our guide had brought with himself. After having admired the sunset, we resume our journey back to the hotel along paths and searching for the last animals with a powerful torch brandished saber-like by our guide.
Returning to the hotel, after a freshening up and a chat we arrive at dinner always accompanied by some animal (two hyenas and a jackal)
Day dedicated to the observation of Blyde Canyon from various points. There is a beautiful sun and it’s hot.
The resort where we stay is charming and the chalets, built with local stones, surronded by the forest. Some labels indicate not to feed the animals, especially the baboons, in fact it seems that the latter have the habit of entering housing and stealing everything they find. We try to be careful not to leave doors or windows open and walk out to reach the first observation point at about three kilometers, the Lower Viewpoint. The descent is steep but easy. We arrive along the banks of the river where there are also small waterfalls. On return we decide to continue, always by foot, to go see the Upper Viewpoint, the same seen last night, but now we have time to stop and observe more carefully. We immediately notice the lake and the river that goes into the canyon: really beautiful !!!
In front of us rises the Three Rondavels, huge circles of stone from the grassy top, beautiful !!!
Numerous hawks circling in the clear sky. We note that on the opposite side of the canyon some people are walking. We think it’s nice to see that place too. We reach it by car, because it is quite far, but once we arrive … how wonderful !!!! Besides the lake and the river, we notice a dam and the Three Rondavels are illuminated by the sun, now at sunset, which makes them even more fascinating with their pink-red rocks. Here we await the sunset surrounded by a peace and a regenerating silence, while a baboon bows us from afar, sitting comfortably on a rock.
Return to the Blyde Canyon Forever Resort for dinner time, the day draws to a close and the 15 km walk will make you feel, it will be the age
Tomorrow we go to the Kruger National Park where we hope to meet the Big Five …