We could'nt get there in one day, and we stopped for the night at a small game park called Bundox, (boon docks). It was a pleasant place and we saw many good birds there. The highlights being Brown-hooded Kingfisher, and Pearl-spotted Owlet.
It was late afternoon when we passed through the Punda Maria gate. The Impala above is one of the first animals that we saw inside the park. Kruger is one of the gems of the whole African continent. There are other parks that may be just as good, but none better.
We had a good ways to drive to get to Punda Maria Rest Camp before dark, (they lock the gates at dark) so we had to hurry. We did'nt bother to make reservations ahead of time so we were really taking our chances on there being any vacancies there.
By the way, Kruger was nearly unbearably hot. You can even see the heat in this photo. Without air-conditioning in the car, and in the rooms, I doubt that I even could have endured the place.
Another species of roller, European Roller. This one enjoys a large centipede. They were more abundant, and dominant over, Lilac-breasted Rollers. I really had to wash out this photo to bring out it's colors because the bird was set against an overwhelmingly bright sky.