A great day with the Elephant Family of the Addo National Park.

13th of July 2018

Sorry about being so far behind with my blog but I am limited by the lack and strength of the Wifi connection I am able to get.๐Ÿ˜ณ

Today we spent the whole day at the Addo Elephant National Park self driving our way around many tracks and covered around 120 kilometres during the day. We probably saw upwards of 100 elephants๐Ÿ˜ as well as lots of buffalo, zebra๐Ÿฆ“, mongoose, Kudu, Eland, lots of Pumbas (warthog), guinea fowl and lots of other birds.

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Sleeping a big night off in the sun!๐Ÿ˜Ž

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I love Mongoose๐Ÿ˜
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Beautiful boy.

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The family of Pumba’s!
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What’s that? Im hard of hearing.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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At one stage we came around a corner to be confronted by a Kombi going in reverse and then up ahead of him was a big bull elephant coming towards us. The driver backed past me and I thought it prudent to start doing the same but after about 100 metres the elephant turned off the road and into the scrub so we could continue again! Back at the main gate we asked if this situation happened again what should we do and the answer was to just stop and let him go past, so now we know for next time!

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Do I stop and let him go past or do I put it in reverse and get out of his way?

It was a fantastic day in a really well maintained park and with so many animals to see the day just flew past. Back at camp we started with Sundowners of Gin and Tonics and then put a family size Lamb and Mint pie that Veronica had bought the day before into our Weber Baby Q along with some roast pumpkin and cauliflower. I had bought a Weber iGrill which is a temperature probe that is linked to my iPhone and when it hit 100 celsius we took the pie out and it was perfect. We consumed it with another bottle of Fat Bastard Cabernet Sauvignon!

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We loved our time at Addo National Park.

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13 thoughts on “A great day with the Elephant Family of the Addo National Park.

  1. Pauline Barker July 22, 2018 — 4:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful day ๐Ÿ™Œ something magical about looking for wildlife… you just donโ€™t know whatโ€™s around the corner ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ณ the surreal day locked away โฃ xx thank you Marcus xx

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    1. So jeally๐Ÿ˜œ nothing quite like the wild life in Africa xxx

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  2. The adventure continues

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  3. How fascinating! Any nerves driving with all the wild life so close to you?
    So enjoying the read of tiur wonderful adventures. J&J xx

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    1. Marcus and Pauline July 23, 2018 — 5:32 am

      Only when you see a lion out of the corner of your eye as youโ€™re hanging out the window taking a photo like Pauline! It ended up just being a Warthog ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Pauline Barker July 23, 2018 — 5:06 pm

        ๐Ÿคฃ funny now!! But not at the time ๐Ÿฆ …. Veronica come back into the vehicle quick … ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. Wow, just wow! How special to share that space.

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    1. Marcus and Pauline July 23, 2018 — 5:34 am

      It sure was and he was just quite happy to walk on past us I would say.

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  5. I think I would reverse if an elephant was coming towards me!!
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ’๐Ÿช๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฏ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’

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  6. Great to see you guys enjoying what has taken a year to plan. We’ll done guys and your pictures are fab Paulina glad your enjoying your camera
    Love from Coober Pedy xx

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    1. Pauline Barker July 23, 2018 — 5:09 pm

      Good job Pat first Fam Bam to reply ๐Ÿ™Œ what creatures are out at Coober Pedy??? Thereโ€™s always one lurking ๐Ÿ˜œ bring me home some opals ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  7. Hi not sure if i sent correctly lst time but realy am enjoying your news continue safely till next time elaine kevin xx

    On Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:38 am Crickey…….we’re in Africa! wrote:

    > Marcus and Pauline posted: “13th of July 2018 Sorry about being so far > behind with my blog but I am limited by the lack and strength of the Wifi > connection I am able to get.[image: ๐Ÿ˜ณ] Today we spent the whole day at > the Addo Elephant National Park self driving our way around many tracks an” >

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    1. Marcus and Pauline July 25, 2018 — 5:04 am

      Yes we did thanks Elaine. It has been an amazing experience already, the good and the bad!

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