Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Sunday ……

…. to all! We have just spent a glorious week mingling with nature and getting back in touch! DH and I so enjoy this one week where we don’t have to do anything we don’t want to.
We have time share at a camp called Manyane. The game reserve Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Should you be interested, you can read more about it here. (under Parks, click on Pilanesberg)

We saw nearly everything except those illusive big cats and buffalo!!!
But we did have a close encounter with both the vervet monkeys and baboons! They are actually pests and scavengers and damn cheeky and not afraid of much!
DH was sitting in the chalet reading, when this huge body appeared at the door and was having a jolly good look around to see what he can snatch and run! Heh, there wasn’t anything because we know from previous experience not to leave anything edible in sight! But the monkeys are crafty!! Two little blighters dashed in, grabbed a handful of sugar and coffee sachets, dived into the bathroom, thinking it was a way out, discovered they were trapped, so promptly peed and pooed (I suppose they were in the right place) We opened the back door and they duly made their escape onto the outside wall, where they sat munching on the sugar and coffee and looking at us as if to say, ‘so, what’s your problem?’ The sheer audacity of these rather cute looking smelly little buggers did have us giggling.

These are some photos that appeared in the Pilanesberg National Park News that had us laughing too!

I guess this is what is known as 'watching your friend's back'????

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.
I wish you all a wonderful and fantastic week!


Chriss Rollins said...

Welcome home,
great story you have told about the monkeys what i want to know is who got the job of cleaning up the bathroom?
I know for one I just couldnt have done it.
hope you are well rested.
take care great to see you are have been missed
chriss x

Denise said...

Thanks Chriss. Thankfully the chalets are fully serviced, so no problem!

Ana Baird said...

Welcome back Denise! Thank you so much for your comments too. Love the picture of the zebras. Take care!

Ana Baird said...

Hi Denise! Just popping in to say hi. Hope you're keeping well. Take care.

Michelle said...

Sounds like an amazing holiday! I would have loved to see the monkeys!