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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 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 7: Rovos Rail and Safari Drives

We spent a large chunk of time on the second day of our Rovos Rail journey off the train. There were two excursions that were planned for the guests. The first one was a morning drive through the private Nambiti Game Reserve, which lasted for about 4 hours. The afternoon excursion was either another game drive around Spionkop Nature Reserve or a tour of the battlefields where the Battle of Spionkop was fought during the Second Anglo-Boer War . Following the afternoon activity, a South African braai (BBQ) was held at the Spioenkop Lodge. Returning back to the train well after sunset, I spent the next several hours at the bar in the Observation Car speaking with a couple of the hostesses about Rovos Rail and life in South Africa. Continue reading

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