Summertide Diary: Exploring iSimangaliso (part five)

21 January 2021

After a night of heavy rainfall our first encounter of the morning was with an amphibian, probably no surprize there. It was however the first time we saw the tiny Bush Squeaker frog – this one, no bigger than a thumbnail, was sitting next to our vehicle as we wanted to climb aboard for our morning excursion.

Bush Squeaker

Everything was crisp and clean along the Grassland Loop after the rainstorm the previous night.

Climbing to the top of the Kwasheleni Tower and taking in the beautiful views in the morning light with the smell of a wet forest all around was magical.

There was lots to see along the remainder of the road back to camp

With low tide arriving around 15:00 this afternoon we used the opportunity to go down to Mission Rocks and explore the wonders of the rocky shoreline there. This gallery is just a little teaser of what we have in store for you tomorrow.

After a wonderful time around the rock pools at Mission Rocks the road back to Cape Vidal was buzzing with lots to see.

 

Map of the eastern shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (from https://isimangaliso.com/)

15 thoughts on “Summertide Diary: Exploring iSimangaliso (part five)

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      When we visited in January, KZN was still deep in the midst of the “second wave” and many of our family and friends tried to dissuade us from visiting iSimangaliso, perhaps because they didn’t know just how safely one could visit a reserve like this while cutting contact with other people to an absolute minimum. In the end we had a wonderful time and we’re so grateful for the opportunity.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      The stairs would be quite daunting to me too if they were built in a building, but as these are situated in a forest alive with wildlife you wouldn’t mind climbing them!

      There’s a show on TV here of a band of scientists traveling all over the USA looking for the Sasquatch, which they’d lead us to believe is North America’s only indigenous primate, John. Have you never had an encounter with Bigfoot? 😉

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      1. photobyjohnbo

        I’ve never seen a Sasquatch, but someone I know well tells me that on our trip to the northwest last fall, he saw a Sasquatch looking at me with “love” in his eyes. I’m pretty sure I was being kidded. >grin<

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