Walk-about With Dad

16 September 2018

Arrival Day!


Dad arrived in great shape considering he has been traveling for over 28 hours. Between driving to the airport, getting there 3 hours early, transferring flights in DC to fly to Johannesburg (With a touchdown in Addis), a long line in immigration, another transfer to his Cape Town flight to find me waiting for him at the Cape Town airport guest arrival waiting area. I think everyone knew I was waiting for my dad to arrive and how very excited I was for him to walk out the doors.

Our adventure begins after a good nights sleep for Dad.

17 September 2018

Day 2

Today did not go as planned. We had tickets to go to Robben Island but due to high seas, the trip was canceled. We quickly made an alternate plan and headed out to Simonstown to see the endangered penguins and to Cape Point for a walk up to the lighthouse. It was a rather stormy day. Disappointed that we did not make it to Robben Island but the day was awesome regardless.

18 September 2018

Day 3

Off to the airport to go on Safari in the Greater Kruger Area.

We are staying at Bateleur in Timbavati


I have never seen such a large buffalo herd hanging out at a watering hole. They are not my favorite animal but they are one of the Big 5 and thus on most peoples must see list while on safari in Africa. They are impressively fierce and powerful. Never confuse a buffalo as your friendly neighborhood herd of cows. They are unpredictable and give little warning before charging.

19 September 2018

Day 4

Our first full day at Bateleur in Timbavati.

We were so very lucky to see leopards on our first morning drive. Leopards are very elusive and it is never a guarantee that you will see them even when in the Kruger area.

Bateleur is amazing. They have 7000 ha that they alone traverse. No bumping into other game vehicles. You really do feel that you are out there alone with the animals.

20 September 2018

Day 5

Our second full day at Bateleur in Timbavati.

What a day – the cheetah sighting was just incredible.

21 September 2018

Day 6

Timbavati Depart, Hermanus

22 September 2018

Day 7

Hermanus, Agulhas, Grootvanderbosch

23 September 2018

Day 8

Grootvanderbosch, Garden Route Game Lodge

24 September 2018

Day 9

Garden Route Game Lodge

25 September 2018

Day 10

Garden Route Game Lodge, Bontebok National Park

26 September 2018

Day 11

Bontebok National Park, Cape Town

27 September 2018

Day 12

Table Mountain Hike

28 September 2018

Day 13

The Last Day