We had a long way drive today, from Xakanaxa to North Gate for 2 nights, so as soon as we got back from the boat ride we set off. The German couple had told us that the drive through Paradise Pools was lovely, so we took the fork in the road towards Paradise Pools.
As soon as we drove out of the camp, our way was blocked by a large heard of Elephants. Three of whom were laid in the road, dusting themselves. We turned of the engine and just waited for them to finish, they took there time! We passed the Xakanaxa airstrip next, a plane had just landed, and had disturbed a troop of Baboons, they were running all over the airfield. It was a good greeting for the guests going to the Lodges.
The drive through Qua Ledibe was very picturesque, the road wandered through old, established Mopane Woodlands, we saw herds and herds of Elephants. A lot of trees had been felled by the Elephants and blocked the road, we had to create our own rout to get round the trees, the road did not look as if it was in use, the track was very overgrown, and since we set off we had not seen another human, we wondered if the Germans had duped us!?!
Is this the road?
It was quite late by the time we arrived at North Bridge, and the campsite. We just had time to cook and set up camp before it got dark.