Sabona Wildlife Safari Day 3

Take Off
Jörgen Wennberg
Wed 20 Dec 2017 12:00

Early birdy rise & shine again off we went for our sunrise tour. Leaving for our next tour we could never have imagined what was going to come!


Up in the hills, we spotted a Lion… a white Lion!

The white lion is a rare color mutation of the lion, specifically the Southern African lion. White lions in the area of Timbavati are thought to have been indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was in 1938. Regarded as divine by some African cultures, white lions first became known to the English-speaking world in 1977 through the book The White Lions of Timbavati.




So majesticulously walking down from the hill towards us, passing by right in front of our car!



The White Lion walked pass us, just like we were not there until he turned around, contemplated us and continued its way. We were all breathtaking and it was dead silent in the car.


After that unique experience and quite tumbled by the view, we went off for our morning pause by the lake.



Off we went again, this time bumping into a Big Elephant Family.

African elephants are a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Both are social herbivores with grey skin, but differ in the size and colour of their tusks and in the shape and size of their ears and skulls.
Both species are considered at heavy risk of extinction on the IUCN Red List; as of 2017, the bush elephant is considered endangeredand the forest elephant is considered critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and poaching for the illegal ivory trade is a threat in several range countries as well.





And we were lucky to see Big Giraffe Family too.








A monkey!


Not only where the animals an amazing experience, the vast nature, the light and the immensity of this place was outstanding.



For several years they had been experiencing bad draught and this year was exceptionally dry.


More animals on the way


A Chacal


Our last pause


Back to the Lodge having breakfast, our guide helped Inez to fill in the rest of the poos.


The view from our bedroom.


With the monkeys by the pond.


The kids managed to make some friends here too.



Leaving Sabona Wildlife.

It was like the Impalas said Good Bye to us!


On the way back home to Cape Town.

A true and unforgivable lifetime experience