Lalibela Game Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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So yesterday was the first day doing proper volunteer work. In the morning chopped down pine trees which are not native to South Africa, so used saws and machete to either chopped down small to middle sized trees or used the machete to create a ring around the tree so that we could poison it, therefore eventually killing the tree. The afternoon was spent doing a game drive, saw the white rhino, the one that was in the news a fews years ago after the poachers had removed her horn. ...
... an indigenous rainforest. For about 2 hours we zip-lined between 10 platforms (the longest line was 100 meters) built 90 feet above the forest on old growth trees (Giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods, Carol and Rex) some of which were estimated to be 700 years old. It really wasn't too scary until you looked down and saw the remains of those who had fallen. They filmed much of our daring-do but we didn't buy the video. What had felt ...
... a patio overlooking the gardens where the vervet monkeys play in the trees. There's even a wardrobe although no hangers, I guess crease-free clothes are irrelevant here. Suddenly we're not quite sure what we've let ourselves in for and the first night's sleep is broken by a tangle of heat, spider worries and the sound of zebra chomping on the lawn outside our room. My comfort zone is still on another continent sipping a skimmed latte after a yoga class. But the next ...
... won't be swimming. In any case the views from the bluff are outstanding! Later in the afternoon tony and I take a walk along the beach, clamber over rocks and walk up the big hill overlooking the bay on which our hotel is situated. It's nice to have some much needed time alone together. After a lovely day resting at the beach it's up early once more for a 7:00 am start heading to Port ...
... seconds wasn't too bad, except for the feeling of your feet slipping from the grip. Everyone else said the same thing. Obviously it was safe but it still felt a bit scary at that moment. All in all, absolutely amazing experience. I would definitely do it again if I got the chance. I then got a lift to Storms River off of some guys who had just done the jump too. South Africans from Pretoria. I'm now ...