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... to the ship at 11a as we had an early afternoon tour. We had a quick lunch and then headed out to our first day safari tour. The bus ride was about 90 minutes. There were acres and acres of eucalyptus trees. They grow very tall and are thin trees. We saw a lumber yard full of them cut down and were waiting for transport. As far as we could see, that is how many eucalyptus trees there were.
We went ...
... Women carrying the most awkward loads on their heads, boxes with teapots and other things, not evenly loaded. Bags of rice, probably 10 kg!
Arrived at Phumula Lodge, place where Wildlife ACT meets and waits for transport, at 10.30. Cup of tea (only Rooibos offered). Free wifi so uploaded blog and got emails. Said goodbye to Antoine, left 11.45 for Richards Bay Airport.
There were road works on the way and the driver got impatient so drove ...
... in traditional Zulu dress and watched multiple dance performances with white tourists from all over the world. At first, I felt uncomfortable and felt that I was enjoying myself at the expense of someone else’s livelihood. However, I thought about how the village purposely opens itself up to tourists and benefits financially from my presence. The man that was showing us around said that if he wasn’t working at Shakaland, he likely would have to resort to ...
As I wrote in one of the earlier blogs Brenda Howett (the captain) gave me the book the elephant whisperer from Lawrence Anthony. I read it in three days and it inspired me so much that I decided to change my travel plans and book two nights in Thula Thula and drove 14 hrs up and down to the Lowfeld in order to see where the elephants broke through the boma etc.
The next 48 hrs were kinda dream. Back in the bush. Basically the main thing ...
The ship docked at Richard's Bay and from the balcony we could see a pretty marina. We boarded the shuttle bus expecting to be taken to such a place, but no, we ended up at yet another faceless modern shopping mall. We couldn’t believe this so we asked the lady organising the bus how we could get to the waterfront. She took us ...