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Visiting The Hluhluwe Umfolozi
Wild Life Conservation Area

Next morning we were off to the Bush (the local saying of going to a game park) -Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

It is a +/- 2 hour drive from Wendy’s. Ding was our Driver. (btw, both Ding and I were Bridesmaids at Wendy and Dan’s wedding!)

Once in the park we drove around and saw some wonderful animals – I just love visiting the bush – I miss the opportunity to do this often. 🙁

We did 2 days of driving through the parks, including a very early morning game drive with a ranger. The only down side was that they have had a LOT of rain, so the vegetation is very dense, as you’ll see in the photo’s, so game sighting was challenging.

We did see a lot of Impala, Kudu, Giraffes, Rhino’s, a few Buffalo, the backside of an Elephant, a dung beetle, and were very lucky to see some wild dogs – The wild dog is one of the world’s most endangered mammals. We also saw warthogs, wildebeest, leopard tortoise and Zebra’s.

As there is no wifi in cars (yet 🙂 we were totally out of communicado with anyone – so this is a long catch-up.

Day 7 & 8, Monday/Tuesday, November 14th and 15th, 2022

Name of the place
Name of the place
Map showing both sides of the park
Map of the area
Map/Reflections of the area
Blond sunning by the water
A Blond water buffalo sunning by the beach
Ohh she's a water buffalo
The Blond prancing by to show off her bod
Wildebeest alonside the Zebra's
zebras
Zebras
The back of an Elephant!
Long necked Calico horse
Long necked calico horse
Corinne claims it's a Giraffe
Correction it's a Giraffe
South African eagle
Look up, a South African eagle
Headless mom and kids
Look around, headless waterhog mom and kids
South African tortoise
Look down, South African tortoise
An Impala visting our cabin
a muddy Unicorn
a muddy unicorn
Correction they're rhinos
Corinne claims, they're rhinos
tail-gating an elephant
tailgating a Rhino
An unusual sighting of Wild Dogs - an endangered species
The back of an Elephant - not being social

Weirdest thing, dung beetle, moving scat?

Just before we exited the Gamepark, we stopped for a brief lunch before our drive back to Wendy’s house. I would have loved to spend another few days there. What a great trip.

That evening we recapped what we had seen, ate a few snacks and drank some wine. A wonderful end to our stay in KwaZulu.