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Saturday afternoon, 2nd March. I was delighted to see as I got up from lunch to return to my room for a siesta, that there were several Sable antelopes on the opposite bank.

Such beautiful long horns

I took a few photos of and in my room.

Camera had difficulty in the darkish room. This was not the most luxurious of our lodges. Perhaps that was why I felt very much at my ease there.
More pillow embroidery

This is the lodge’s bar area.

And here is a Go-away-bird in the tree beside me as I waited there for us all to assemble for another drive in the Mahango National Park. Many had really been hoping to see a cheetah these last two days. For myself, I had seen – just – one before, but I had never seen a leopard. We had been told that still might see one of these later in the trip, but this was the last time we might see a cheetah.

I do love the mohican hairstyle.

We covered the same ground as we had in the morning but in very different light.

Oops, I failed to note the name of this bird.
Common impala (i.e. not Black-faced ones)
Inside of am old termite mound, giving just a hint of the amazing engineering which keeps the mound – which is mainly below ground – aerated and cool.
Little bee-eater
This morning’s three wattled cranes again – presumably
Red lechwe
Blue waxbill. It’s a very small bird.
Red-crested korhaan
Warthogs. They must have toughened ‘knees’.
More Tsessebe, in evening light. (Being so near the equator, about 18° South, sundown is early, even in summer.)
Lanner falcon

Sadly, no cheetah.