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From here we travelled into Kruger, via the so called Panoramic Route. Despite the patchwork of road signs the route certainly provided a series of amazing views and interesting experiences. The drive took us through the Blyth River Canyon with a number of places to stop and view the cliffs, waterfalls, hills and distant plains. We stopped off at …
I sent a fruitless few emails to the local backpacker hostels to ask if any of their guests was keen on doing a self-drive safari to Kruger avec moi. I've heard Kruger is a great park where you can potentially see rhinos, and is extremely cheap compared to, like, everywhere else in Africa (if you can rent your own car). Unfortunately I had no luck so I sent a prayer to the backpacker gods and rolled ...
... and also see the rest of the area from water. We found our pass was very good value and saw a lot in out time there.
We were very impressed with Cape Town. It all looked clean with lovely homes, units, shopping centres, etc. On our trip out to the airport on Saturday morning we saw the other side. There were rows and rows of roughly built shacks. Unfortunately there is still plenty of poverty there. However we felt much more secure than we did in Durban ...
Back to South Africa today, to drop-off trinkets with our friends in Barberton. We chose the 'Genesis Route', which I presume is so named because of the very ancient rocks it passes. It follows the valley next to the ridge that marks the border with Swaziland. It's very picturesque, but too long for young persons crammed in the cab of a bakkie without seats. After a tasty BBQ we were treated to yet ...
... in the school- from highly opinionated teachers, keen intelligent students, lazy ones to the super talented. On Monday, we shall be having an 'Arts and Culture' day, so the last few days have seen frantic preparations be put in place. As normal lessons don't really show how creative they all can be, it's been really cool to see such an awesome range of talent. Us volunteers shall be doing a dance too...we shall see how it compares!
Last weekend saw us ...
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