Quiet Mountain Country House
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We started off the day by cleaning animal pens, which included the elephants, cattle and horses. We then went for breakfast. After breakfast we were split into two groups, the new volunteers and the old ones. The new volunteers got to see some training with the cheetahs, Bailey and Oliver. Bailey only has 3 legs because a lion grabbed him when he was younger so he had to have it amputated. Both cheetahs are old now so they ...
... which had a lot of restaurants, a theatre and God knows what complete with a fake sky, just like the Paris Casino in Vegas.
Greg, you’re going to be disappointed !!
We decided to go back to the hotel, we didn’t have much appetite at all so went to the Club Lounge and had a few of their morsels.
We were both tired and hit the sack early after setting our alarm – another early call.
Woken up at 7 by Ria, come now, look see the monkeys. Leapt out of bed half asleep to see heaps of monkeys leaping around and flying through the trees by the branches. A brilliant sight to see, got a few shots in so hopefully there are some good ones among them. Following that excitement we had cooked breakfast then headed for the pool about 9. Plenty of sunshine, just a lazy beautiful day. Finished off the bottle of Amarula that Caren gave me - delish! Clean up ...
... the Garage (great meal). Then off and toured more from Sandton a modern day JoBurg and then just a few blocks away was a city within a city of about 100,000 living in shanties (a sad sight to see). We went to a nature reserve and ended up having a late afternoon coffee at Buonmessimo (nice little place off the beaten path for a cappuccino. Back to our Lodge and watched the CFL Finals ...
Just arrived in Johannesburg.
Nothing happened yet other than a long boring flight via Singapore, so perhaps to set the scene first a very short bit about some historical facts of South Africa. Better not to go into too much detail as the Dutch would no longer be proud of being Dutch. Holland was amongst other countries which started the slave trade from here and ...