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This was an action-packed day. 5 sites and more open-air markets!
The views were breathtaking, so many photo opportunities. The Canyon was the highlight for me as I observed the rock formations along the side of the rock and eroded areas from the running water. The pictures below show the beauty of the countryside.
One of our most intriguing trips was our safari through Kruger Park. Over two days we saw all but the lions making this a very rewarding trip. Some rare creatures that made an appearance included wild dogs and leopard. Some of the photos you see are a small sample of the whole experience.
Our hotel was situated on the White River bank. We …
... a vortex similar to a tornado as it moves over an underwater obstacle. This swirling water can act like a powerful hydraulic drill, creating a geological formation called a pothole. An Irishman named Bourke searched for gold on this land, and although he never found any, the area was named Bourke's Luck Potholes after him. There are two footbridges to connect all the viewpoints where you can watch the action of the rushing water ...
(Technically I'm staying in Bushbuckridge at the Wits Rural facility)
There has been a lot of administrative info being thrown at us these past few days so I'm just trying to soak it all in.
Before we left for Wits Rural, we went to a restaurant called Moyo in Joburg. This was my first real experience with African food and I fell in love with it. Since then I've savored every bit of breakfast, lunch, ...
... they very obligingly stood up for a minute or two which provided a great photo opportunity! They were really beautiful. During the day we also got to see a large herd of buffalo (at least 40), several rhinos at close quarters, wildebeest, a 40-strong herd of elephants, hippos (including a very cute baby), zebras, warthogs, giraffes, waterbucks, impala and a variety of eagles, vultures and other birds. A great day's viewing and by the end of it I'd seen ...