18 January 2015
Today was the start of a new tour and also the first tour of the year, so let's hope It's a good one.
After meets and greets and all the formalities we had time for an afternoon drive before getting to Pretoriuskop rest camp.
As it was our first drive of the year the first highlight should be the first animal we saw and it was no surprise that that turned out to be a herd of impala with their young. We may be going to see a lot of impala through out the year but the first animal is always a special treat.
Another highlight of the drive was a sudden surprise as we turned a corner to find a female giraffe standing out on the road staring straight down towards us. The stand off lasted for a short while before she moved into the bush and started to eat while a second female turned up.
We also saw Hippo fighting, warthog fleeing, an male elephant on the move, buffaloes sunbathing, waterbuck play fighting, kudu eating and a short brief look of a common duiker diving for cover.