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    Talking Marloth Park (Just outside Kruger National Park -ZA)

    So I took my boys into the bush again. This time to the Marloth Park area which is about 10km from the Crocodile Bridge Gate. (the southern part of Kruger National Park) You can walk freely in Marloth and I was hoping to find a spot to hang for a bit.

    We only went from Thursday evening to Tuesday morning and only spent 1 night in the bush (really wild - crazy scary ) and one night on the deck of a mate of mines accommodation. He has a 5m x 5m watering hole on his property and we camped about 100m from this.

    The first night (Friday) we spent in the bush a little way away from the house. We got a little worried as we could hear many hyena and many warthogs and the occasional lion. The lion in Marloth are kept in an enclosure but have been know to get out (we only found that out afterwards), however, there are Hyena, Warthogs, Impala, Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe plus a whole host of other buck types that roam around freely.

    Deciding to rather stay safe, we spent Saturday night up top on the deck. We could still hear the wildlife but felt much safer.

    Below are some of the photos of our stay. Pity I couldn't get the full feel of the place. The pictures really don't do it justice.


    The Boys ready to look for our spot on Friday afternoon.


    Hammocks up. ready to make our spot a little more comfortable.


    My youngest with his own DIY - he did the whoopie slings and all. (After this trip I went and got them each their own TTTM)


    My eldest with his "Too Cool for School" look (I mean who goes into the bush with an "Adopt me Angelina" T-shirt on - My Teenager thats who)


    Me just before we put up the tarps. (Not even a fleeting thought about the office passed through my mind)


    Isn't the bush just LOVELY!


    Saturday night upstairs on the deck on top of 2 stories. (Much safer = better sleep). Pity about the poor quality pic.


    A few playful lions while driving in the Kruger Park the next day.


    Just how beautiful is this place. This is overlooking the Kruger National Park from inside Marloth Park. The river below is the Crocodile River.



    Apologies for the LOONG post with soo many pics.. I cant help myself. Hopefully some-one is motivated to arrange a trip with their kids. It is truly rewarding sharing this kind of thing.

    Cheers till next time.
    Sean
    Last edited by AcidHawk; 07-28-2010 at 15:43.

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    Looks like a good outing." Playful lions" (-;
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    Thanks for sharing another trip form a totally different (from here) kind of place. Very cool to see you out with the guys in the bush, but I think I would have been up all night hearing the sounds out in the bush.
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    Absolutely fabulous post and thank you for the pics of your parenting adventure in the bush. Thanks for the look at the other side of the world from a parents point of view. On a lighter note..........I like the oldest sons shirt and was wondering where I could get one for myself!!!!!!!!!!!! I might be older but I stll know a good idea when I see one, even in the bush on the other side of the world!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Thanks for sharing another trip form a totally different (from here) kind of place. Very cool to see you out with the guys in the bush, but I think I would have been up all night hearing the sounds out in the bush.
    I was ... I actually go no sleep. I think I may have been ok if I was on my own but with my boys it was another matter entirely.

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    Thanks for a glimpse of your beautiful country. Those are some great looking boys. You are building memories that will last a life time.
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