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Friday, April 23, 1999
kwaMbonambi to Hluhluwe, South Africa
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Hluhluwe, South Africa:
Latitude: 28° 6' 11" South
Longitude: 32° 16' 54" East
Altitude: 260 feet
From Seattle: 12017 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Isinkwe Lodge

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Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: KwaZulu-Natal
Route: Roads: N2, R618, Park Tracks
Path:kwaMbonambi - Hluhluwe, South Africa
Linear:41 miles
Weather: Partial Sun / Rain

Available Photos:

Zebra Umfolozi, South Africa

Buffalo Umfolozi, South Africa

White Rhino Umfolozi, South Africa

White Rhino with baby Umfolozi, South Africa

Baby White Rhino Umfolozi, South Africa

White Rhino with Baby Umfolozi, South Africa

White Rhino Umfolozi, South Africa

Male Nyala Umfolozi, South Africa

Male Nyala Umfolozi, South Africa

Giraffes Umfolozi, South Africa

Giraffes Umfolozi, South Africa

Giraffes Umfolozi, South Africa

Giraffes Umfolozi, South Africa

Giraffe Umfolozi, South Africa

Waterbuck Umfolozi, South Africa

Male Kudu Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Wildebeest Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Tree Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Lioness Umfolozi, South Africa

Sleeping white rhino Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Sleeping white rhino Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Sleeping white rhino Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Impala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Nyala Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

Big spider Thiyeni Hide, Hluhluwe Reserve, South Africa

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 743
Linear Dist: 97158
Countries Visited: 53
Regions Visited: 209
More stats...
Hotels: 208
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 107
Hostels: 206
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2865
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Journal Entry:
Got a fairly early start and drove to Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserves. We had excellent luck with the game viewing until it started to rain - very hard early afternoon. The highlights were both kinds of rhinos, one white very close while it was sleeping, and a lioness. The lioness looked like she might have been stalking some nearby wildebeest but after watching for half an hour we decided she wasn't. Also saw a very beautiful new kind of antelope, Nyla. The guidebook says their very rare - they kind of look like extra furry Kudu.

During the afternoon I start to feel a little out of it again. It takes forever to get out of park in the reduced visibility. Eventually we find a hostel but the power is out. I went straight to bed (at around seven) as I'm feeling even worse.

[Original entry lost. Reconstructed from notes 5/8/99]


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: South Africa
CIA World Fact Book: South Africa

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