Satara Summer – Day 31 (2020/01/04)

Sadly, our month in the Kruger Park has come to an end and we are back home in Pretoria this evening. After breaking up camp and packing up, we had only a two-hour drive to the Orpen Gate left of our Satara Summer. Still, Kruger had one very unusual sighting up her sleeve for us – a spotted hyena walking straight past a cheetah as if it wasn’t even there, less than a kilometer from the Park’s gate!

Glory to God for blessing us with an amazing Christmas holiday and for keeping us safe on our travels.

We’re taking it easy this evening but will soon get to all the unanswered but deeply appreciated comments!

 

30 thoughts on “Satara Summer – Day 31 (2020/01/04)

  1. aj vosse

    Phew… I have some catching up to do still (as usual) but I sort of feel sad that it’s already over!!
    Stunning, this far!! I bet I’ll find some more special surprises in the next few days while I go backwards toward the beginning of the holiday!
    Dries, as ek mag vra… ek het vir jou ‘n e-possie gestuur… ons is besig hierdie kand met ‘v fantastiese projek… dit sal vir ons ‘n eer wees as jy wil deel in ons pret. Ek wil nie erken ek is nou op my knieë nie.. maar ek smeek… amper! 😁😁😁
    Dankie!!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      You really shouldn’t go back to the start AJ, because once you’ve done day 1 to day 31 you’ll have your house on the market and your aeroplane tickets booked to come back to SA 😉

      Skies man, die opvang met die afgelope maand se e-posse het n ewigheid gevat, maar ek het joune nounet geantwoord.

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  2. naturebackin

    Wonderful – and thank you for sharing daily your remarkable sightings. Although you will miss the bush and you will need to do some readjusting, I do hope that you enjoy the familiarity and the comforts of home.

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  3. Don Reid

    Your family has certainly had an amazing month in Kruger, beautifully reproduced in your daily posts. That Leopard/Hyena non-interaction sums it all up – Kruger is full of surprises just waiting to be discovered! Now when can we expect that “Best of Kruger” book to be published?

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      I doubt I will ever know enough about the Kruger and its wildlife to do it justice in a book, Don. It is such an amazing place. I’ve been visiting so often, stayed so many nights there, driven thousands upon thousands of kilometers on its roads, and yet I still haven’t had my fill! I bet you feel the same way?

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  4. Val Myburgh

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas holiday in pictures for those of us who can only dream of doing what you do. May the Lord bless you all for many more trips into the wild – again.

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  5. H.J. for avian101

    Your successful trip to Kruger has provided me with the opportunity to enjoy all your posts and every picture in them. Thank you, my friend. 🙂

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  6. scrapydo2.wordpress.com

    Wat n heerlike vier weke was dit nie! Bly jul is weer veilig tuis in die alledaagse lewe. Wat n aanpassing om weer in roetine te kom. Geniet die res van die vakansie. Wanneer begin skole daar? Ons begin eers die 3e Feb. Ons het egter eers die 19e Des gesluit.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Dit was n ongelooflike tyd, Ineke, en verby in n oogwink!
      Ek is vandag al weer terug op kantoor, Marilize begin weer oor n week en die skole open dan die 15de Januarie hier by ons. Almal amper terug in die hok.

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  7. sustainabilitea

    There was a movie called “The Incredible Journey” and I think your month could go by that title as well. The cheetah-heyna photo is quite something and a wonderful way to end your time. God has indeed richly blessed you with the opportunity not only to experience His magnificent creation but to share it with the rest of us who don’t live in or near that environment. What a joy!

    janet

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Dit was ons eer en voorreg, Vuurvliegie, en hopelik het dit n paar mense inspireer om ook te besoek en so lief te word vir die plek soos ons is! Voorspoedige 2020 vir jou en jou geliefdes!

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  8. Tish Farrell

    A whole month in the Kruger! You’re going to need debriefing and reprogramming to return to the human world. But what a fabulous sojourn you and your family have had, Dries. And that final sighting. Breathtaking. Happy 2020.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Happy 2020, Tish!
      You are spot-on about the difficulty adjusting back into “normal” life. Even just the cacophony of sounds and the amount of light at night in the city is overwhelming!!! We’ve realised again just how “un-normal” the city life actually is!

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