I was told these mark the start of the trail, but I still did a double take, because there is a leopard here and if I was very fortunate, she would show herself. But no, I was not so fortunate!
Whoever marked this trail has a great sense of humor. Those little human paws better pick up their pace!
Close behind, the lion stalks it’s prey! Pretty entertaining, but I do look over my shoulder occasionally.
Interesting facts on the trail, the Latin name, and in Africaan and English, the two main official languages in South Africa. There are 13 official other languages of the tribes, as well. The Africaans wanted their children to only read and write Africaan in school, not English, which was the language of their hated oppressor. Hated because they outlawed slavery in 1820, for starters. As well as stole the land when gold and diamonds were discovered.
Looking back at Oliphants River Lodge from the trail.
Lichen the lime green on reddish rocks.
Ha, ha, this warning sign is near the end of the trail. I opted for the longer route home on the trail , instead of wading across the river. Perhaps on the other side they would have a warning sign about crocodiles. No worries! I really do not think there are crocodiles here.
Back at the Lodge.
Another view of the river and countryside.