They can only drive along the tar road that crosses the Luvubu River to Pafuri Gate.
Does this mean I was no longer ordinary?
Any visitor to this pristine exciting wilderness will not feel ordinary, and I can vouch for that.
To list a few reasons:
- the ‘out of Africa’ verandah where we enjoyed coffee and snacks before our afternoon game ride
- our friendly cook (Wendy) and housekeeper who welcomed us after each game ride with refreshing face cloths soaked in ice cold vanilla smelling water
- thatched lapa where we enjoyed evening cocktails and delicious meals in the company of Mauritian Tomb bats
- a rocky outcrop towering above the house which we climbed to enjoy magnificent bushveld views
- swimming pool that I put to good use
It was, however, our neighbours that made me feel extra ‘un-ordinary’.
There was much excitement when an African Harrier Hawk decided to pop in. The weavers weren’t too happy, especially when he raided their nests for a free meal at their cost.
Armed with a LED scorpion torchlight we scoured the yard in search of these weird and wonderful creatures. When the torch shines on scorpions in the dark they shine a phosphorescent blue and look bigger and even scarier. I was amazed how many there were around us, you don’t see them unless you have a torch to light them up. So when next time you wander outside in the African bush, take care, or preferably a LED torch!!
This gives good reason to write another blog which hopefully will come soon.
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