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Old 01-28-2010, 06:25 AM   #5
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Next day we had to schlep down to Nelspriut to pick up a rental car as we were heading up to a game reserve in greater Kruger. Apparently there are wild animals that might regard bikers as lunch. I dunno, a GS is pretty quick to 100kph...

Anyway, with the bike tucked away at the Rissington we headed off to Balule Reserve in some hateful Hyundai 4X4. Hideous.

We were surprised and delighted to find we had the whole lodge to ourselves. This meant that the game drives would be much more enjoyable.

OK, so maybe a bike wouldn't be so sensible

Anthony our guide (and off road loon) and Richard our cool dude tracker preparing a snack on the Landy.

We saw plenty of animals:

Noble ones

Cross ones...

Big 'uns...

Small, ugly ones...

This thing is just showing off.

As well as lions and the rest, we saw giraffe, zebras, antelopes (various) baboons, eagles, owls and a leopard. No pix of that one as we had to go out in the dark to find her, but what a beauty.

Oh, and ridiculously cute animals too. This is Charli...

The great thing about the private reserves that border Kruger (no fences so they 'share' the animals) is that you can go off road to go where the game is. Anyway, River Lodge, we loved you.

We'll be back on the bike soon on the way to Swaziland, but I've got a few pix from our drive through Kruger NP to upload.

Three Dawg

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