Elephants are one of the” Big Five” and are beautiful creatures. The females and young live in herds, while the males wander around alone or in small groups. These giant animals can move through the bush without making a sound. It regularly happens that suddenly an elephant appears at our waterhole. Only when he starts eating or drinking, you hear him and all of a sudden see him standing there.
With the drought this year they have been breaking into the camps here in Balule and on several occasions we had to chase an elephant out of our garden at night or early morning.
Most of the time we just enjoy watching them at our dam though and it is always a treat when they visit.