Thursday, 31 March 2011

Epic Enabled's 10 year anniversary!

We have had an incredible first 10 years running Epic Enabled and we look forward to many more to come! In January 2001 we started our first accessible tour to the Kruger - and what a learning experience.

We have met so many incredible people during the past years and thank you all for your support!
We hope we will meet you soon again and welcome any new faces!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we offer you a great special in September 2011.

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Wildlife is at its best in their natural surroundings!

This March we had the pleasure of meeting Gillian & Steven Watt from the UK.

Gillian said her highlight on the safari was to see elephants in their natural habitat carrying on with their cruising through the bush and enjoying the feast as they move along! Seeing the elephants in the wild was a whole new experience!

I absolutely agree with Gillian. I am fortunate enough to join a tour every now and then and escape the office duties :). The feeling you get being in nature with the animals in THEIR territory, just gives you a whole new outlook to life!

Nature is incredible, but also incredibly harsh! Unfortunately the night before we went on our morning lion walk, one of the lion cubs was presumably bitten by a snake and did not survive the night. The sister lion cub enjoyed the company of people and the distraction of missing her brother.

Even in the wild we have to deal with strikes! One of the 3 cheetah siblings was on strike and wanted a day off to rest at the lodge, rather then going for a morning walk! So we enjoyed the interaction with 2 of the cheetah sisters. Meeting and feeding Jessica the hippo was again the ‘Cheery on top of the icing’.

Our autumn is slowly approaching; the days are getting shorter and the evening/nights cooler. So you don’t have to get up so early anymore for the morning game drives :)

Friday, 4 March 2011

New lion & caracal cubs

On our last tour we had the pleasure of meeting Judith, Davina & Brian from Australia; Gunmai, Kent & Magnus from Sweden and Ivan & Lucille from USA. This was Judith's ‘Birthday present holiday’ to herself and she said she will never forget the Elephants enjoying a ‘mud-bath’ while we were on a game drive. See pictures below and you might understand why!
Are you sure mom???

Let me see...

...this is nice

Can we stay here??? 

In addition we had the pleasure of walking with 2 new lion cubs, 1 teenager caracal & 4 almost grown up cheetahs. One of the lion cubs especially enjoyed Judith’s wheelchair. She confided in me that the night before she spilt some wine on her armrest and that the lion cub started purring after the tasteful encounter :)

Jessica is now casually walking out of 'her river' and drinking her tea on land where you can see her full 'might'! How often can you study a hippo so close up!

Gunmai, Kent & Magnus said they will be back and hopefully enjoy our Garden Route tour the second time around :)

So join us for your adventure of a lifetime!

-Alfie and Sabine