Day 14 – Kruger Olifant Camp

We arrived at our third camp, Olifant, situated near to the Olifants River.  We went over a large bridge offering an impressive view over the river. At 5:30pm we witnessed the most amazing sunset over the river – perfect timing.  We checked into a well-planned rondawel, exactly the same design as Skukuza Camp’s but with a better fridge.  These rondawels have a veiw from the hilltop over the Olifants River and cost R840 per night.  We braaied Black Wildebeest chops and ate it with fresh salad and fire potatoes.  A very tasty end to a long day of game viewing. This time of year is dry season and there were no bugs or mosquitos. Kruger is classified as a low risk Malaria area, so this came as some relief.

It seems they are not doing the mountain biking tour as advertised on their brochure, so they offered us a free night time game drive.  Heather went and I stayed with Erica, cause kids are not allowed and I wasn’t partial to a game drive. Turns out there was no big game (except the ubiquitous elephant and a stray hyena) to be seen this night, and my forecast of fat tourists with cheap perfume and silly commentary unfortunately came true.  Heather did spot a lot of the smaller night creatures including the hare, porcupine and two types of spotted genet, both the large and the small. The genets are a type of cat.