P is hosting a conference of 41 Club SA members at Heia Safari at the end of September. He will be inducted as the new National President of the club at this conference, which is quite an honour! However, on Sunday we decided to take a drive to the venue to look around and make a few "logisitical" decisions! It was a lovely, warm afternoon and we found a little table under some thatching. P was talking to the manager while I ordered our drinks. I wasn't alone for too long - I received a little visitor!
He lay dead still on the table and watched me with beady eyes, until as quick as a flash, he darted off, down the leg of the table and into the dust! What a sweet, little fellow!
P and I were not extremely hungry and decided to order a Ploughman's Platter and a Mozzarella Tower! Hmm! Far too much food, but we snacked and talked about the conference at length!
The afternoon drifted by and soon it was time to leave. P went off to pay the bill, while I gathered our things together. We agreed to meet at the car. Quite suddenly I heard P calling me in a loud whisper - "Jan, come here!" I rushed off to where I could hear his voice and almost came face to face with a ... ... ...
I have never been so close to one before! A little family of three were wandering amongst the bungelow's at the Safari ranch - ambling along, munching on the thatch roofs and being lazy in the sun!
Just look at those soulful eyes - he looks almost sad, doesn't he? Despite their size the move so quietly, just a faint whisp of dust rises up around their hooves as they slowly, walk along! Even the little one was reserved!
Look at the patterns on its skin! Who would have thought that I could get so close. And he didn't mind at all. The mummy wasn't too friendly - she kept her distance!
I was quite amazed at how affectionate the little one towards his Daddy! He wound his long, black tongue around his fathers neck and licked and nuzzled. NO affection or interaction with Mummy! I found that rather strange!
See? Mummy wanders off in front, while the other two follow!
"OK! We've had enough now! Maybe we'll be back at the end of September and entertain your overseas delegates - we'll see how we feel and how nice you are to us!"