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... then a type of animal, then its sex and age, then go on to inform of us of their scientific name, living habits, likes/dislikes....what a talent! Yolande managed the lodge ensuring we were fed & watered in style - early morning cuppa & snack, brunch at 11am, high tea at 3pm and a 3-course dinner at 7pm - plus her skills extended to rhino-spotting when she joined us on safari! Our stay certainly gave us an insight into what we can expect up north - ...
... mph looked like 10 on the DVD.
Thursday, we reached Kwandwe Animal Reserve. We are surrounded by wilderness. While still outside the park we had a group of 5 chimps cross the road in front of us (to get to the other side). To get reach the Reserve gate we drove 5 km on a gravel road, and to get to the reception building was another 6 km. We were then driven by jeep on a 20 minute dirt road to the lodge and our ...
After breakfast we travel down the Kwazulu Natal coast past Durban. This is a relatively large city which we bypass, successfully keeping the group together and not losing anyone. Some of our party find it a little stressful but all is well and we're all there as we stop for lunch on the coast. We travel through to Port Shepstone then regroup to head to Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve via a lovely mountain road. We arrive at our accommodation and ...
... n' Axe Backpackers, surrounded by the Tsitsikamma forests. Spent the afternoon sitting in a hammock in the sun with a cold one and going for a 5k walk through the forest. Had to be back before it got dark though unfortunately. Got a roast dinner on the way. I can smell it whilst writing this. Possibly a forest canopy zip line tour tomorrow. I'll decide in the morning. Off to Port Elizabeth in the ...
... Dubai Creek on a traditional Dhow.
Interesting to see the contrast of old and new - luxury yachts and old dhows
still used to transport all kinds of cargo – the cars, tyres, fridges etc are
piled up on the quayside, waiting to be hand loaded (no cranes) on these old boats.
Being a desert, Dubai has no water source. They de-salinate
250 million gallons of sea water every day. The grass and flowers are lush with
lots of date palms ...