I had the most splenderific weekend bunnies!!
Relaxed, luxurious, beautiful.
Like I said on Friday- my Glugs and I took Damien and my parents to the game farm we have visited twice before.
We were back in “our house” again this time- so no pool table, much to Damien’s disappointment- but marvellous! It is really super luxurious- a massive kitchen and living area, a maid once or twice a day (depending on the day), our own little pool on the deck, four bedrooms each en-suite, our own game drive vehicle… really 5 star! All you take is your own food.
And we saw so much game! We usually do when we go there- but this time we saw stuff we’ve never seen! One of the highlights was a huge black mamba that got a fright when we came round the bend whilst he was sunning himself on the side of the road!
We went on a night drive with big spotlights on the Saturday night- which was when we saw an owl, two bush-babies, lots of kudu and waterbuck. And we saw impala fighting- through a fence no less! The next day a wildebeest cow and her calf were sleeping next to the road right near our house! We did two other game drives on Saturday and Sunday morning, and Neels did all the driving- there and back again AND on the farm! He’s so sweet and considerate… my mom and dad had a wonderful and relaxing time and we took SO many pictures!! For once my dad could just relax and enjoy himself without doing any work.
We had a bit of an adventure too… On the Saturday afternoon we spotted a black-backed jackal (also something I’ve never seen) and then we got stuck in the mud! No amount of pushing or rocking was going to get us out of there! So Glugs phoned the farm’s owner and he sent a vehicle to pull us out and when he arrived he hooked us up to his truck and pulled, with Glugs behind the wheel of our game drive vehicle.
We were sunk to the diff in black, slippery mud!!
So off our liberator went to fetch help and came back with another 4×4.
The Jeep and our first rescuer then tried to pull us out together- with no luck- we were stuck fast!! The Jeep then turned around and winched us out instead. It was so slippery that the jeep was slowly sliding forward whilst he was pulling us out!!! That was a good two hours in the sun… luckily we had packed juice and coke and apples- otherwise it could have been dreadful. Sadly there were no animals where we got stuck- which was strange since it was a place we usually see stacks of animals! But we walked around photographing flowers and butterflies and the scenery.
Did you know aeroplanes leave tracks in the sky!!?!
And the weekend’s weather was fantastic. Not so searingly hot that driving around was torture- but not cold enough to need jerseys or jackets either. We ate the most fabulous food- and way too much of it- and we had a wonderfully relaxing weekend!
And then to end off my weekend- I spilt a huge glass of coke all over my laptop!!! Unbelievably, only my keyboard is a little sticky… but everything is working as it should!
Huge sigh of relief for me this morning!
Just look at all we saw:
- Spotted eagle owl (night drive)
- Kudu (night drive)
- Blue wildebeest
- Waterbuck (night drive)
- Ground scraper thrush
- Little grebe (dabchick)
- Fork tailed drongo
- Bush babies
- Dassie (hyrax)
- Black mamba
- Black-backed jackal
- Cape cormorant
- Black smith plover
- Ring-neck dove
- Wolf spiders