This is a wonderful park bordering Botswana and Zimbabwe. Neither of us have been there before, so when friends of ours (Gustav and Bernice) moved to Alldays and invited us over we jumped at the opportunity to go check it out.
Hercules, a long-time mutual friend, joined us and volunteered his Suzuki sx4. We hit the road from Pretoria that Friday afternoon, which turned out to be a bad idea as the weekend traffic going North was quite hectic. On top of that, the state of roads got significantly worse after the last major town, Louis Trichardt, and avoiding all the potholes in the dark was no laughing matter.
We were welcomed with cold beer and braai fire after the stressful trip. We hit the hay early as the next morning we were off to Mapongupwe.
Because of the drought, the elephants had starting stripping the bark of the baobab trees in the reserve. This left the baobab’s looking scraggly and like they have been in secret battles at night.