Four days at Baobab Ridge in the Klaserie Game Reserve

Date                         11 to 15 December 2016

 

 

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The quintessential African sunset

 

We flew from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in order to stay for four days at the Baobab Ridge Game Lodge which is in the Klaserie area adjoining the Kruger National Park. There are no fences between Klaserie and the Kruger which allows for the game to range freely. We came here in 2012 as a family and had a really good time so Elizabeth and I decided to repeat the experience and we were not disappointed.

 

The following photographs will give a taste of our experience. It is very difficult to select a few photographs from the very many that were taken but hopefully you will get the general idea.

 

 

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Baobab Ridge - the main block

 

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Inside the reception hall

 

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Accommodation is in individual bungalows

 

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Five-star bathrooms are typical of the high quality accommodation

 

Our game drives, twice a day at dawn and dusk, were expertly led by David, a Zulu guide, who made sure we saw the best of what was available, that of course being partially a matter of good fortune on the day.

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We had a wonderful sighting of a pack of the very rare African Wild Dogs

 

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It took ages to persuade the elephants to line up

 

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Zebra  doing their best to create visual interference

 

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Buffalo - one of the big five and not an animal to be trifled with, being of uncertain temperament and with a good turn of speed

 

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This early bird definitely caught the worm

 

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There were nowhere near as many lions as when we previously visited but we had some wonderful sightings of those that were around

 

Four days, and eight game drives, past all too quickly, even if on our final drive the heavens opened and we returned to the lodge soaked through and appreciative a warm shower and breakfast.