After a very early flight we arrived in Port Elizabeth and picked up our hire vehicles. The drive to Kariega was fun and we only got slightly lost a couple of times. Our group had to split up for the accommodation at this reserve … some went to the luxury Ukhozi lodges while the rest of us went to the Homestead. Everyone was very impressed by the standard of this accommodation, especially the ‘open bar’ policy.
At the Homestead we were woken the next morning by roaring lions just outside our compound. Saw lots of wild animals on our game drives and the knowledge of our rangers was amazing … so much to learn about African wildlife. It was breeding season and we witnessed lots of males challenging each other for dominance. A couple of young bull elephants were smashing each other right in front of our game vehicle.