My Final Day at Kruger: African Bush Walk and Goodbyes

The Perfect End to an Exciting Safari Adventure | Day 4

Read about the first 3 days here: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

Three Rondavels

On day four, the final day, we started with an hour long educational bush walk. Reinhard, our guide, was so knowledgeable, he was like a walking encyclopaedia!

One particular highlight of the walk was listening to the monkeys letting out loud alarm signals across the bush. Reinhard mentioned it could be one of three things: a python, wild dog or leopard. As we continued, the cries got louder and then eventually died down.

Due to the rain we’d had the previous night, the ground was very wet in places and Reinhard spotted the cause of the monkeys’ concern – a leopard’s paw print! Although we didn’t get to see the leopard in person, I claim this counts as seeing 4.5 of the big five ;o)

Elephant family at Kruger National Park in South Africa

After breakfast, we all piled into the minibus ready to head back to Johannesburg. Before stopping at Dullstroom for lunch, we stopped at the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon.

When the minibus pulled up, I couldn’t quite figure out what we were supposed to be getting out to look at, until our driver took us for a short walk along an isolated path. The view was breathtaking! After absorbing it in as much as possible, there was also the possibility to buy some souvenirs, which are handmade by the locals from the surrounding villages.

Souvenir shopping for handmade gifts in South Africa

At Dullstroom, we sat and enjoyed lunch together for a final time, before saying our final goodbyes to each other and being separated onto different minibuses.

The entire four days was an experience I shall never forget, which has left me with stunning photographs and memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Zara Buckle
Written by Zara Buckle, a Safari With Us Guest and Safari Blogger

 

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