Our morning game drive began as the sun rose over the mountains that stand secure around the Bakubung Game Reserve. All manner of flora and fauna make this part of the Pilanesberg National Park an ideal site for a sunrise drive. Our group, split into two open-air vehicles, spent three hours traversing the bush in search of rhinos, elephants, zebras, giraffes and antelope. As the pictures attest, we found (or is it, we were found?) by many of the species that make Africa distinct. The nature of the open-air vehicles allowed for the intake, not only of the animals, but of the sweetness of the air, the sharp, contrasting landscape, and the feel of the rough paths with there contours and ridges.
After the drive, we enjoyed the delight of a hot breakfast and (for some) the elixir of a double espresso.
Our second drive will allow us to take advantage of the coolness of dusk. In between the drives, some of the group are experiencing Sun City (http://www.suninternational.com/Destinations/Resorts/SunCity/Pages/default.aspx) while others take the time to rest, read, and write blogs. :)