Last time we stayed at Olifants camp we enjoyed one of our best sightings ever. It wasn’t one of the Big Five; in fact it wasn’t an animal at all but a colourful wedding celebration at Kruger National Park.
Much later, just north of Letaba, we found a baboon slung in a tree. Although we waited more than an hour in 38-degree heat, we saw nothing more than a leopard’s lazy paw.
Massage therapist Peter Adams and his wife Luanna from Arizona had recently married in the States but she was originally from South Africa and wanted a ceremony at Kruger Park too. ‘I’ve been coming here since I was four years old,’ she told me. Clearly, Kruger had a special place in her heart and she was happy to be the centre of attention for any hangers on who stayed to watch the festivities.
Another three were dressed more simply with bright-coloured scarves around their waists and coloured beads at their necks. The eighth, still in her khaki SANParks uniform, used a 25-gallon plastic water container as a drum to get the dancing started while the men fiddled with plugs and double adapters to get the recorded music working.
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