The last few weeks have been pretty hectic, with tours to the Valley of 1000 Hills going almost twice a week, not too mention tours to Hluhluwe and the ‘Berg, has all led to me getting way behind on blog posts! It’s a pity too since my clients and I have had some amazing experiences that I’m always eager to share, but with there being so much, I tend to forget!
Square Lipped Rhinoceros
One of the best experiences I’ve had on the Valley of 1000 Hills tour was a recent one. I collected 3 visitors from Canada in South Africa on a work experience project and took them out to Tala Game Reserve. We had been in the park for about 30 min or so when I saw a “crash” of Rhino grazing on the side of one of the hills. I started off down the steep track to get a closer look.
Valley of 1000 Hills Tour
At the bottom of the hill I stopped and we watched as the Rhino grazed directly ahead of us, we were perfectly placed as the Rhino were slowly but surely making their way towards us. The Rhino were so chilled out and relaxed that they eventually finished up all around the vehicle, with one female giving the front bumper of the car a close inspection!
The girls had also wanted to see Giraffe so off we headed deeper into the Tala bush, finally coming across an old male just off the road, and a “journey” of giraffe just down the hill. All in all a successful day!
Unfortunately my camera batteries died during the tour, so I wasn’t able to get Giraffe pictures. Instead here’s a picture from a tour to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve instead!