A bucket list is a funny concept – I often wonder how many times people really go out of their way to cross things off their buckets lists instead of just adding things onto it continuously. This holiday was something my grandfather had on his bucket list – his whole family in the Kruger Park. When I mean the whole family there were cousins from Australia and family from Scotland and relatives from Cape Town.
The last time I saw two of my cousins was when I was 10 – so this holiday I had time to rekindle and reform a special friendship with 2 very special people who are now very good friends :). Spending 5 days in a place that I used to go to as a child with my whole family was a holiday I will never forget. We spent time together laughing, cooking, chatting, running around the camp to get fit, spotting animals and just relaxing.
I hired a big zoom lens before we went to the Kruger and had a wonderful time photographing animals. We had such good sightings – especially of lion and hyena that I didn’t really need my zoom. The Kruger Park is a beautiful place that feels like time stands still there. It is a place where you see the big 5 in their natural habitat, where you pack up your kitchen and transport yourself to a braai place such as the Timbervati spot, here you fire up the skottle, fry some bacon and egg and eat your breakfast with a view of the river bed and glossy starling birds picking up all the crumbs (we even had two bush buck that called the picnic spot their home)
Thank you to EVERYONE who made this holiday one for the memory banks, nothing can take these memories away.