15 October 2010: Very cold and windy conditions. No ideal for game viewing. Very pleased to see large buffalo herd some 400 animals strong. Nice white Rhino bull sighting on pump road Timbavati Reserve.
Pm drive – weather still bad, but took blankets on drive for guests. Giraffe at sundowner spot (or rather coffee with Amarula liqueur!) Hyena on a buffalo carcass, wildebeest and excellent kudu sighting. Returned to camp earlier than usual because of cold weather, but later went out on a short night drive – watched hyena eating at a buffalo carcass until two male lions chased the hyena’s off. Interestingly the lions did not feed off the buffalo – perhaps they had eaten elsewhere – but were not letting hyena’s continue their feeding! (Mark)