Today we left Jubilee Farm and headed to Addo Elephant Park. Their camping was fully booked so we had to find accommodation outside The Park. Our intention was to stay at the south end near Colchester. However, we heard on the radio that there was rioting on the N2 and in the village. Rocks and burning objects were being thrown around so we thought it best to stay out of the troubled zone. News 24 Report
The other end of the park was not affected so we booked into The Homestead just 10 minutes away from the Addo Rest Camp entrance. By 2:30 we were set up and ready to go adventuring.
After enjoying a variety of zebra, red hartebeest, kudu and millions of warthogs we stopped at Carol’s Rest where one male elephant was hogging the water hole while another two were fooling around and a fourth made a later appearance. A thirsty zebra was too nervous to drink while Jumbo was taking up most of the space
The zebra got his drink then what the camera missed was hilarious. The elephant squirted him with his trunk! We nearly fell out of the car laughing and the zebra leaped out of the pond!
We spent ages just watching these wonderful creatures interact, push, pull, chase and scratch each others ears with their tusks – it was amazing.
But as we had to leave the park by six we made our way back to the gate and out again. On our way home we stopped at Lenmore to shop for fresh veggies at their deli. We also decided to go to their restaurant for supper. What a great decision as their lamb shank was to die for. It was served with delicious veggies too – green beans, cauliflower cheese, creamed spinach, glazed carrots and roasted baby potatoes.