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South Africa – Day 1
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kms (1,739 mi) of coastline.To the north of the country lie the neighbouring territories of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are …
... Insaba Hotel.Enjoyed this hotel very much - not only because of the "elephanto" towel!! but It had beautifully kept gardens and many species of birds. One couple were attacked by some black and white plover. Ate a wonderful Zulu buffet including some impala, kudu and springbok but could not brave myself to eat the ostrich neck stew!!!
... our journey through time. It was pretty cheesy, but we thought it was funny. Then we were in the exhibit area. There were some replications of different fossils that were found in some of the caves, and a lot of information about the people who found them. There was also a lot information about conservation of the environment. There was one statistic that 40% of the energy used in Africa is used in South Africa. I found ...
... game drive where we spotted 3 of 'the big 5' (buffaloes, elephants and rhinos) as well as much more including zebras, warthogs and giraffes. Although we didn't see any big cats there were plenty of highlights, notably the heard of 50 elephants that crossed the road right in front of us and the group of giraffes that had their eyes fixed for a good 10 minutes on what must have been a predator very close by. That night we stayed at Shalatj Lodge where we were treated ...
The game walk with Bert was good, he took his big gun with him, It was a
rifle .375, huge bullets,. He was very informative about all the tracks
and the trees and the ****. When we came across a herd of Buffalo he
was very careful to make certain they didn't get spooked into charging
at us, good he was so experienced.
After the walk it was in the
bus for the 7 hour drive to Joberg ...