|Russell Cottage: the old police house at Punda Maria |
|Male leopard on his morning patrol on the Mahonie Loop|
That's just what we were lucky enough to see on a recent visit to the area. The Mahonie Loop is a 28km circular drive from Punda Maria that takes you through some beautiful countryside. I love it, not least because of the amazing trees that are special to that area.
|Trees on the Mahonie Loop taking on their autumnal colours|
|A young baobab tree with clouds in the background|
|The Luvuvhu River|
|The north of the Kruger is famous for its elephant herds|
|Fever Tree Forest on the road to Crook's Corner|
TIP: If you really want to experience the Kruger without the crowds, then the north is a must-visit area. The safari tents at Punda Maria are great, not least because they get regular visits from smaller creatures like spotted genets and bushbabies. I can't wait to go back.