Noue ontkoming

Dis ‘n warm somersmiddag in die bos. Mamma Kolkat en klein Spikkeltjie se rustigheid word skielik wreed versteur. Mamma Kolkat gee ‘n waarskuwende grom en trek haar lippe oop om haar gevaarlike skerp tande te wys…

Helsim Hiëna is alweer aan die rondsluip op soek na iets om te vreet. Hy sal ‘n klein kolkatjie met een hap van sy kragtige kake, die ewigheid in stuur…

Spikkeltjie het intussen blitsig in ‘n knoppiesdoringboom ingespring. Dis nie die allerbeste boom om in te skuil nie, want die dorings sit soos hare op ‘n luiperd se rug en gryp vir Spikkeltjie vas. Gelukkig sal Helsim tweemaal dink voor hy haar daar afhaal en die ou stap maar ewe druipstert verby. Teen ‘n doringboom en ‘n grommende luiperdmamma is hy nie bestand nie…

Spikkeltjie loer angsbevange om die stam van die boom. Waar is daardie liederlike Helsim nou?

Spikkeltjie wag net vir Mamma Kolkat om ‘n teken te gee dat alles veilig is…

Na die groot skrik is daar niks wat kom by ‘n suipseltjie melk nie…

en ‘n bietjie liefkosing en moederliefde…

Nou bietjie lyf skoonlek…

en ‘n vet boslyf stukkend knyp tussen skerp tande…

Vir oulaas nog ‘n lekker souslek met mammie se skurwe tong…

Dis salig om ‘n Spikkelkatjie met so ‘n sorgsame mammie te wees.

Alle foto’s is geneem in Londolozi, Sabi-Sandwildreservaat en dis hoe die verhaal werklik afgespeel het.

44 Replies to “Noue ontkoming”

    1. This game reserve that I mention at the bottom, is the Sabi Sand Reserve. It is right next to the famous Kruger Park and there are no fences between the two. So animals can roam freely over a much larger area. This park has seperate owners

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        1. Yes this is our favourite park. Not all parks are private. We have quite a lot of national parks, which is more affordable for South Africans to visit. The private parks are very expensive and cater mainly for overseas visitors. Since Covid, they had a big knock and with great specials, it is more affordable now. The lodges are super grand and visitors are treated like kings. These private parks do a lot for conservation and the money from overseas visitors makes it possible. It also creates work for many people.

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        2. Dankie for the explanation. I’ve always thought with regret that Africa’s greatest resource was tourism. Just about any country in Africa. Evasion. Adventure. But they’ve never managed (with a few exceptions) to do that. Sadly.

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    2. It used to be farms, but now every farm has a lodge that is privately owned and this one that we go to every year is named Londolozi.There are also no fences and some owners have traversing rights on other owners’ property.
      You may not drive your own vehicle here and they take you right up to the animals. Fantastic experience!

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