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Day 15: Finishing off the Big Five Game Animals in Kruger National Park

The last full day of our walking safari exceeded expectations. We encountered four of the five big five animals including several close encounters with a leopard and lions. Continue reading

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Day 14: Making Hemingway Proud — Tracking Rhinos on Foot

Our first full day in Kruger National Park. Began the morning by tracking a herd of rhinos on foot that we spent almost two hours following. The afternoon hike introduced us to several herds of Cape buffalo as well as a leopard tortoise. Continue reading

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Day 13: Begin Walking Safari in Kruger National Park

Began four day walking safari today at Klaserie Reserve at Kruger National Park. We drove from Pretoria to Kruger over six hours and then another hour by Land Rover into the reserve. Went on first hike in afternoon followed by game drive in evening. Encountered two lionesses. Continue reading

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Day 12: Out and About in Pretoria, South Africa

Arrived in Pretoria early in the morning and checked into the Victoria Hotel. Spent most of the day hanging around the city center and going up and down Paul Kruger street to Church Square and Burgers Park. Also, checked out the prison museum at the Pretoria Correctional Facilities. Continue reading

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Countdown to the Rainbow Nation Vacation — South Africa

This is my first blog for the Travel page. I am closing in on my trip to South Africa for three weeks in November. I’ll be traversing pretty much the entire country from Cape Town to Kruger National Park and Durban to the desert. As always, I’ll be carrying my trusty Rough Guide to South Africa guide book and be looking up fellow hosts on Couchsurfers to meet and learn from about their rich and amazing country. Continue reading

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