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not just any port in a storm Sunday 28 June 2015
As I drove out of the Addo Elephant Reserve, I breathed in the aroma of this truly remarkable place, as if it may be the last time I smell this part of this incredible land. All my senses were still on full alert, still looking, listening and anticipating one last magical glance of wild animal life in this extraordinary reserve.
As I drove out through the gates and the final car check point for the park rangers ...
... the whole time trying to soak up every second as I sat face to face with her big brown eyes staring into mine within centimetres of my face while I stroked her chin, desperately trying to remind myself, this is a cheetah! Not just a really big house cat, a cheetah!! While at the same time, feeling like it was an every day occurrence. This morning, we woke up and headed the 3.5 hours from east London to PE. The drive was amazing, or should I say the views were amazing, the ...
... were to be found were extremely friendly and showcased how unique their culture is. However, a thriving tourist hub this was not, and finding a cafe that was open for lunch was done so by sheer luck. One trip to this quiet, all most unworldly, community was enough, it was not worth the drenching of the dinghy ride to come back having seen all that was on offer in a matter of hours.
In contrast, Direction Island was another world in itself. Uninhabited, it served as more of a ...
... It was very chilly at this point and I was almost praying we didn't see any more animals. My heart had already been so worked up from the lions earlier, I didn't know if I could take much more haha. However, although we didn't see lions we did see the elephants again. This time we saw the "naughty bull" who tends to come right up to the vehicle. This is why passengers no longer are allowed to bring snacks on the drives. We were also a bit ...
... few moments later, my group spotted a warthog off the side of the muddy road and I immediately thought of the Lion King. A smile escaped me, as I thought back to Timon and Pumbaa singing and dancing in the brush, but it brought little consolation for the lack of seeing lions, tigers and rhinos.
A girl next to me started humming Hakuna Matata and I instantly began to feel better. Seeing that warthog and hearing that song made me realize that ...