Another early morning start. Saw a number of animals as we left the Park. The land north of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is quite barren. There is some subsistence agriculture and a few cattle, but little else. Unemployment is quite high here. As we moved further west, we ran into more plantation forests. Around Vryheid grazing land was prevalent and cattle were numerous.
A major stop of the day was the Blood River battle site which was a decisive battle in the Voortrekker/Zulu wars. The Zulu lost over 3000 warriors here against a Boer group of about 450 (who lost 3). There are two museums --- one representing the Voortrekker explanation of the lead up and the battle - the other the Zulu take. Not exactly the same. First real rain since the trip started. While we were driving, we hit lightnening, thunder and a heavy downpour. However, it stopped when we arrived at the Voortrekkers Museum at Blood River and then started again after we arrived at our lodging. Neat country B+B. 5 rooms but only us and our guide here tonight. Dinner was with the owner and the lady who manages the place.