If you haven’t been to Addo…. there are several hundred elephants, mostly tucked out of sight in the thick bush, but we were lucky to see almost a hundred of them at Hapoor Dam – drinking, splashing muddy water over their backs, resting, arriving and leaving in family groups, babies sticking to their mothers and trying not to slip into the dam, young adults playing in the water.
One or two eyed us and we were a little anxious when approached later by a group walking down the road in the opposite direction. They calmly moved over to the other side and slid past us – we could have reached out and touched them!
Addo has a few remaining tusked females.
At another waterhole we watched a herd of Eland approaching, probably wanting to drink, but something spooked them and they gathered speed until they shot past the water. Amazing to think that an antelope that stands about 1.6m at the shoulder and weighs between 400 and 600kg can ‘pronk’!
Leopard TortoiseBlack-backed JackalRed HartebeestKeeping an eye on the lionsRoadblock…
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