Day 229: Malelane to Skukuza, Kruger National

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28 September 2017

Day 229: Malelane to Skukuza, Kruger National

Distance: 169km (Cumulative: 25 842km)
Moving time: 7:19
Average speed: 23km/h
Road surface: 60% Gravel, 40% Tar

Accommodation: Camping
Skukuza - R150 p.p

Large and commercial campsite, but good facilities.

Before setting off into the Kruger we had four more nails in the other rear wheel to take care of. While Hugo took the Hilux to a Quick Fit Caro ordered us a Wimpy breakfast.

At 9:00 we set off towards the Malelane Kruger Gate. We drove in the direction of Lower Sabie Rest Camp where we had lunch in the Mugg and Bean. On the way there we mostly saw Giraffe and Impala and some Elephants. We also spotted a hyena family close to the road.

After lunch, we took the H4 to Skukuza. We stopped just a tad too long at a waterhole and missed potentially seeing 15+ lionesses and cubs crossing the road. We stopped behind a pile of cars and saw the last two lionesses crossing and a stupid tourist hanging out of the window. To the right down in the river, there was a large pride, who by the look on the other peoples’ faces had all crossed the road in front of them.


At Skukuza, we found one of the last open camping spots and set up camp between the hundreds of other campers. We only realised later it was the start of school holidays.

We braaied the Komatipoort T-bone steak and made braai broodjies.

While doing dishes it started raining again, so no lion roars for us on this trip, we’ll have to go to Botswana before selling the Hilux.


2019-07-29T10:51:24+02:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

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