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... am staying at a backpackers called lungile lodge (http://www.lungilebackpackers.co.za/). I was supposed to stay at a student house but all the rooms were taken. Because of this I'm staying in this backpackers for just over a month. The student house is only like 200 meters away. At first i didnt like the idea very much but right now I'm loving it. I've got my own private room and the backpackers it self is very nice. It is clean and the place has a very nice and ...
... til 6:15 a.m. while the first groups started at 6 a.m. Hearing the South African National Anthem, the first gun shots going off, and everyone also bopping around to Shosholoza (a South African classic), we were ready to go!
All I can say is that it was a fun race, but not an easy one. Luckily, with so many people next to you talking, cheering and supporting... the 2 hours and 20 minutes passed by quickly. Another neat thing is following "the ...
... Beach before arriving at The Big Tree in Tsitsikamma forest. En route we passed hitchhikers we were holding out cash instead of their thumbs. What a concept! We walked to said Big Tree and Erik was sure he remembered it being larger, but at 1000 years old, it was big. It would take three men, holding hands, to encircle the trunk of this impressive beast.
About an hour later we were arriving in PE for hugs with Erik’s ...
... zebra, monkey, mongoose, buffalo, dung beetle (there are signs everywhere telling you not to run over them!). Enjoy the photos! We are writing from PE airport, so probably just one more entry to go. Tonight we are flying back to Joburg with the interestingly named "1time Airlines". I wonder whether they expect passengers to only fly with them once??? We will soon find out I suppose. We have the day back in Joburg ...
... but I couldn't help grinning with eyes wide open at everything I saw. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw my giraffe. As well as getting a short tour (3 hours) of the reserve (I told you it was massive), we talked about current problems in relation to wildlife that the reserve is faced with. A major one that is being used as a campaign at the moment is the poaching of white rhinos for their horns. Many of the rhinos in Kariega had to be sold because ...
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