Ibutho Coal Pty Ltd has applied for a mining license to mine anthracite coal for the next 32 years in the Fuleni area bordering on the Wilderness section of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. The mine would be mainly opencast and would operate for 24 hours, 365 days of the year.
Today, Wednesday 5th Feb 2014 we had a very special and privileged day in Hluhluwe/iMfolozi game park in Zululand South Africa. We saw for ourselves the Big Five animals, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant and Rhino. This was a very exciting day and an unusual occurrence as seeing any of the big cats is quite rare. The leopard sighting was very brief as it crossed the road and disappeared into the bush in the late afternoon. The lion in typical lazy attitude were dozing in a riverbed just by the entrance to the park.
We were lucky to see both rhino and elephant a couple of times during the day.
A big thanks to the workers and staff of KZN Wildlife for protecting and preserving these fabulous animals.
Finally a couple of Videos from the Elephant encounter above .
We were in the car in front - That has this view
More photos over here.
Cheers and take care out there in the wilds.