20.02.2010 41 °C
It was about a 250Km drive NE into the mountains today. Our route was Worcester, Robertson, Ashton, Montagu then to the reserve. We got to the main gate along a bumpy 3Km track, and then onto the Staging post another 15Km further on.
As I have said it's much like back at home. The main difference is on most of the out of town roads the speed limit is 120kph. A yellow line indicates the hard shoulder, and this is used to pull into allowing folks to overtake. You the flash the hazards to thank folks as you pass.
We saw baboons and Oryx on the way in. Tilney lodge is great, the sort of thing you would expect from a 5* hotel I guess. There seems to be 1 member of staff for each guest so I can just sit in the sun and type.
I have updated the temp today, it was hot but luckily also windy. Unfortunately the wind was like someone pointing a hair drier at you. We did a game run 4.30 - 7.30 and saw lots of baboons, various types of deer, a hippo and some white lions, though due to the heat most animals looked dead i.e. lying on the floor.
The evening meal was excellent and accompanied by wine though we have to be up at 5am for a cooler game drive, so wine consumption was limited.