Hluhluwe Imfolozi

Up at 0450 this morning and breakfast for 0510! We were off to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game park to meet up with Ester. Ester was the manager of the volunteer project that I was on in Zimanga 2 years ago and she now works at Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve as a ranger, responsible for monitoring black rhino.

The journey took just over an hour and we met Ester, who then joined us on a day driving around the game park. Within a very short while we had seen buffalo and cheetah and by the end of the day had also seen white rhino, elephant and lion. A really enjoyable day and really interesting to hear about Esters job and to catch up.

Trai and I left the park about 2 in the afternoon so decided to go via the beach at Saint Lucia as Trai hadn’t actually seen any of Saint Lucia in daylight.

Just got back from dinner again at the Ocean basket, amazing seafood and because of the strong pound against the South African Rand, ridiculously cheap!

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The Ocean basket serve their food in frying pans! That could save me some washing up when I get home :)

We are going on a crocodile and hippo estuary boat trip in the morning. Should be fun.

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5 Responses to Hluhluwe Imfolozi

  1. Beryl Haygarth says:

    Hi it must have been good to meet up with Esther and ride around seeing all those animals in half a day and a big family of Elephant I am ready to go back .Your boat trip tomorrow will certainly be different.All the photos you put on are good dad would have loved the warthog one .Take care look forward to the next photos and your trip on the boat love Mam xx

  2. Alex says:

    Hello Peter & Trai

    I hope all is well and you are having a fantastic trip. I look forward to following your progress and to view your images on your Blog Page.

    Have a wonderful time.

    Alex

  3. Simone says:

    Good to read it is all going well. I’m hooked if there are more pictures of baby rhino

    Take care

    Simone

  4. Michael says:

    Hi Pete

    Sounds like you are having a great time already.

    I do not think you will get the frying pan in your microwave!

    Regards

    Michael

  5. Sue says:

    Lovely photos as usual Pete great tip to save on washing up bet ya mam won’t go for that idea eh take care and enjoy I’m sure you will x