A day in Pilanesberg: Hour 7

Eventually our own hunger pangs motivate us to leave the scene where the now satiated lions are no longer gorging themselves with the same gusto as an hour ago. We decide to head for Rathlogo Hide, following Sefara, Tlou, Thuthlwa and Kgabo Drives, as at least we should find a bit of shelter from the rain for our picnic lunch there.

Along the way we see another buffalo, giraffes, impalas, jackals, another brown hyena, a big herd of blue wildebeest, and numerous birds, and all of this while surrounded by amazing scenery.

A leopard tortoise coming to drink from a puddle in the road reminds us to also keep our eyes peeled for the smaller fry. Incidentally, while by now we’ve ticked four of the “big 5” this fellow is our only encounter today with one of the “little 5“.

If you’d like to follow along as we explore the Pilanesberg, a map may come in handy (for a large format version click here)

Nare Link to Rathlogo Hide

If you need to catch up on our drive through the Pilanesberg National Park, you can read all the previous posts here.

To be continued tomorrow.


11 thoughts on “A day in Pilanesberg: Hour 7

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      The “Little Five” is a fun term coined to remind people that there’s more to a visit to a game reserve than just the lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos – thrilling as they are. So, now they’re also looking out for antlions, leopard tortoises, elephant shrews, buffalo weavers and rhino beetles and noticing everything else in between!

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