En Route to Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park, South Africa
We continued our trek to Kruger National Park this morning. The area around Tzaneen is considered the fruit capital of South Africa. It is not the largest agriculture region but is the source of much of the fruit that is exported from the country (oranges, grapefruit, avocado, mango, papaya and bananas). As we travelled toward Kruger the landscape bacame dryer and less productive. We stopped to see a 2000 year old baobab tree and spotted a huge spiders's nest. As one gets near the Park, you reach Phalabowa which is also the site of a large phosphorus mine. We entered Kruger around 11:00am and slowly travelled to our lodge. Along the way we stopped to see impalas (numerous) elephants (also many) waterbuck, waterhogs and numerous birds. I haven't included any of the Kruger photos in today's posting -- I'll try to make up for that tomorrow. We have nice accomodations at the Mopani Camp in an individual round stone cabin with a thatched roof.