We were up early as we were to meet at the Zimanga gates for 0545. We met up with our Ranger Hendri and were taken to a bird hide, a reflection pool where we would be spending a few hours this morning. These are meant for bird photography but we were very happy when some warthogs and vervet monkeys turned up for a drink! South Africa is very dry at the moment, there have been no rains this year in this area and none are forecast so the wildlife is suffering.
We had a few spare hours at lunch time so popped into the local town Mkuze and managed to get a data sim card to run my blog.
In the afternoon we met with Hendri again, and this time were taken to a different hide overlooking the lagoon. The highlight was when a fish eagle came down and took a catfish out of the lagoon.