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Travel Blogs from Plettenberg Bay
... was heard to say "oh my god, they're big". He obviously thought we were taking cubs for a walk but these were fully grown cheetahs!
We were show how to hold the lead loosely with no tension as otherwise the cheetahs will instinctively pull away. We took two cheetahs with us - Duma and Zeus. Duma was used to the walking environment but Zeus was being trained so was more temperamental.
We set off....You have to walk at the ...
Tenikwa offered us a safe encounter with the cats of South Africa (African Wild Cats, Caracal, Cheetahs and Leopard). It also allowed us to interact with them, some within their owns enclosures.
And Julie's nurturing gene kicked in with observing the close family ties of Meerkats.
Today was going to be a long and tiring day. We woke up early and had breakfast at Nicola
Harding’s (Steve’s sister) coffee shop with CJ (Jacks friend from school). I
had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, while the boys had bacon and eggs.
Nicola’s café is in the garden of her mother’s homewares shop. We were seated
on furniture ...
... due to a snare trap, mine did and held on really tight! You could feel them breathing on your hand. Amazing experience! After wiping the elephant snot off of our hands we then got a closer look at them and learnt loads of facts from our guide. All 3 elephants then shown us their party tricks, this consisted of flapping their ears, blowing their trunks and striking a pose! We walked trunk in hand to another spot where we fed them carrots. They were so greedy, ...
... spectacular landscape.
Even though I'm quite adept to being alone or acting on my own between strangers, this was just one of those things I didn't want to do on my own. I decided to ask a longstanding friend who is also a hiking enthusiast to join - Willem accepted almost immediately with a resounding 'Yes'.