Bush Accommodation!

Well, after a nine-hour car ride from Kwazulu Natal to Mpumalanga I have arrived at the Nkombe Camp on Sabi Sabi.

This is a picture of my home for the next seven days. The camp is in a big five area, so I expect quite a few nightly visitors around the camp. I will set up a trap camera (with motion sensor) in front of my tent to capture all wildlife that passes through at night.

Here are also three pictures I took from the car while I was driving. The first gives an impression of the scenery, the second of the special road condition (You are not supposed to stop, so speeding is no problem 🙂 and the third of bovine road blocks!


It was an interesting and enjoyable, but very long, trip. Now I am tired. A quick bucket shower, then dinner and an early night!

PS: My 3G USB internet modem works great around the camp. Modern times in the bush 🙂

10 Replies to “Bush Accommodation!”

  1. Looks like fun! Can’t wait to see what that night camera photographs! Hope you don’t have any of the big five in your tent 🙂

    1. Thanks for yout comment – The BIG FIVE are – Lion – Leopard – Elephant – Rhino – Buffalo. Tigers are not part of the big five (an African hunting term) as they are native to Asia.

    1. Thanks for your comment Melodie – There are roads in South Africa with car-jacking and other assault methods if you stop at the wrong place – One of the roads I took was such a road – During the day it is not much of a problem, so I do not travel at night 🙂

  2. Looks like it would be fun and very interesting too. How many are in the group? Is there a special reason for the tents being on platforms? I hope to see some pics. of the Leopards too. Have fun learning and BE SAFE out there.

    1. Thanks for your comment – There are 9 in the group. The concrete slabs are from a previous camp at this site, so they used them for the tents (nice in rainy weather).

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