We had a great time! Plenty of visits to Kruger of course, plus some local sights and a trip into Swaziland. Caz was thrilled nearly beyond words when she had daily visitors at home, including zebras, kudu, impala, giraffes, warthogs and a wildebeest called Wilbur (in spite of being a lady wildebeest).
In Kruger we saw just about everything you can see; all the big five (lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard) as well as the fabulous but little-seen wild dogs. Alas no cheetahs, but that just means she has an extra incentive to return again for her next holiday.
We also saw the fairly sobering sight of a lion kill, but let’s discuss that in a separate blog post because the pictures and description aren’t going to be in the festive spirit that marked Caz’s visit.
She a keen – and good – photographer, as is our sister Janelle (also known as our other brother Darryl) who visited us earlier in the year. And there was an unseemly level of competition evident in some of the remarks passed while capturing wildlife shots in Kruger:
Caz: Oh wow, that’s awesome! Did Janelle get this shot?
Caz: But not as close right?
Us: About the same.
Caz: No, it couldn’t have been this close. Could it. Think carefully.
Us: No, on reflection it was not this close.
Caz: Yes, I though as much. That’s OK then. What’s next?
Here’s a few shots taken on one of our several treks into Kruger.
And here’s one of Caz’s own shots; and it’s a beauty, of a Wild Dog.