I am in Africa but no; I am not the dense one… I hope. 🙂
I took the two photographs (above and below) from the restaurant of Ngwenya Lodge. Beyond the open area is home to the wilds.
Ngwenya Lodge is situated in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, on the border of Kruger National Park*. The resort overlooks the Crocodile River; about 3km from the Crocodile Bridge Gate of the game reserve.
*Kruger National Park, in South Africa, is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It has a high density of wild animals including what we refer to as the Big 5! The Big 5 are lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes.
Kruger National Park
All the photographs are of the wildlife in the southern park of the Kruger National Park. We were heading to Skukuza, the park’s administrative headquarters and main camp. It is HOT, HOT, HOT there… all year round! I had been to the game reserve prior to our visit to Ngwenya Lodge. We went up north though, via the Phalaborwa gate. Of the times I have visited the Kruger Park, Skukuza gave me the best show of wildlife.
There were also other wild animals that showed up. Perhaps, I am biased. I do seem to like my majestic elephants a whole lot as seen when we took the Chobe River Boat Safari although the hippos did their best to steal the limelight.
Even the elusive king of the jungle showed his face. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have lions roaming our city streets except for members of the Johannesburg rugby team.
On this trip, the wildlife was the icing on the cake. We didn’t go to Skukuza for the animals. They are indeed magnificent creatures but we wanted to play golf in hot Skukuza. I know, we’re masochists like that. Lol! 🙂 Consider that the crocodile come to watch sometimes.
I did get a little scared of the crocodiles but I didn’t mind these wild boars. They posed. They played. They watched. We co-existed.
Here I was trying hard to play. 🙂
I really don’t know what the bokkies (deers) thought of my golf. They probably laughed a lot at my attempt.
It was one memorable and lovely trip to Skukuza / Ngwenya Lodge for sure. I do think that a visit to the Kruger National Park completes any traveler’s or visitor’s trip to South Africa.
And you don’t have to play golf. Making a fool of self is not a prerequisite. 🙂
My golf has improved ever so slightly since then.