On my visit to Kruger earlier in February, I had the honour of meeting a lovely couple, Elize and Anton Olivier. I first heard of Elize through her postings on the Latest Sightings – Kruger Facebook page – she posts most mornings and evenings and I guessed that she was a game guide taking guests on daily drives. After the January 2013 floods, I contacted Elize about some of her photos and found out that she actually lives in the Letaba staff village. Her husband, Anton works for SANParks as a technical officer and Elize works just outside the town of Phalaborwa. She makes the 60km drive to work every weekday and therefore has the immense privilege of seeing wildlife every morning and evening. To read more about this couple and their story, you can buy the latest Go! Kruger guide. We made plans to meet up as I just happened to be staying at Letaba for the first weekend in February.
Elize has sent me some of her stories and photos from the last year in Kruger. Here’s the first one from January 2012, after the floods.
“You had the privilege to meet Croc Dundee of Letaba when you visited us… Anton!
He rescued him and released him back into Letaba River.
He said the Croc was very, very strong and was not happy to leave his pool
with Cat fish and other fish.
Wow, never a dull moment in Kruger! But we love it !”
Thanks for sharing, Elize! What an amazing life it must be living in Kruger.