We saw some Zebra,
And some buck (shhhh, there in the background)
The buck had become very nervous as well as the baboons that were amongst them. We all sat quietly and a couple of people from our group saw a Cheetah, or was it a Leopard, taking a good old stroll about 30m from were the road was. I am so sorry I missed it - might have been right under my nose!!
Here we stopped off for an hour, refreshed ourselves with lunch and tea and a lesson regarding the Golden Orb Spider that spins its golden canopy web from absolutely nowhere to absolutely anywhere - they are ginormous! The female is a very big specimen - yellow and black, while the man is a bit smaller. And as most women seem to do in nature - they gobble up their mate after mating, enabling them spin away merrily for the rest of their existence and bring up and send out their children. These are non-venemous spiders. We felt a lot safer knowing that...or did we?
A quick trip to the spotlessly clean ablutions and we hit the road again in the direction of Crook's Corner.
Johan, our guide, explained that this is the area where the Levubu joins the Limpopo river and Mocambique, Zimabwe and South Africa meet. Vagabonds or "crooks" as they were once called, used the rivers as territorial assylum, evading the law in the event of hot pursuit from either country!
We said our goodbye to Crook's Corner and made our way to the Pafuri Border Post. We must have arrive there at about 15:30 and it must have been about 33 degrees celcius, the air thick with humidity.
The officials are VERY strict that side. Men MUST wear a shirt. If you have a hat you MUST take it off. You cannot enter any buildings where there is a photo of the President without showing respect and you can find yourself in deep water if you don't abide by these rules.
The process as this borderpost was long. Everyone has a job to do and what could take one individual to do has been split into three or four divisions. I suppose that is job creation. After all the paperwork was done they searched the cars and waved us a cheery goodbye.
Just the otherside of the post is a "Bottle Store". If ever you want to see a scramble for beer, this is the place to be!
All we needed were our pith hats, hunting shotguns and Leopard-crawls to surprise some wild beast......