Game Drive and Mini Golf

Published: October 1st 2017
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Geo: -25.2174, 27.0071

We had the morning to sleep in; we didn't, but we made coffee in the rooms and hung out. After breakfast, we played a round of nine-hole "bush putt" (not quite as kinky as it sounds). It was very entertaining, with many lumps and depressions. We had each at least one good hole and one complete disaster. Didn't keep score, which made the bad holes much more palatable.

Went shopping (Kyla bought a t-shirt), then had a coffee in our room. Lunched out by the pool/bar - very slow service today.

Afternoon game drive was productive. The lighting was perfect golden hour. We saw some new animals: klipspringers (our favourite antelope) on a rock, rock hyrax (most closely related to ... the elephant!), and waterbuck. We also saw three rhino right on the side of the road. Two male elephants close to the road turned their butts towards us and ignored us. We stopped briefly at a picnic area - a few areas inside the park are picnic safe-havens - small patches surrounded by a lion fence. This one enclosed the top of a hill, with views out to the lake and dam. Returned to the hotel without incident.

The kids went to the business centre while Paul and I hung out, watching a movie on television. All went to dinner, but we were too tired to eat much.

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