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... cool watching their trunks reach out towards you looking for the food and then gently taking it from your hand with their big leathery trunk. Once the buckets were finished the elephants were called out from behind the bar so that we could pat them and meet them. There's nothing like being so close to an elephant when the trainer says "watch he doesn't step on your feet" or "watch behind you the elephants trying to get passed" Then it was time for the ride!! ...
I want to start this entry by talking about the backpacking culture that pervades South Africa and just how established it is compared to the rest of Africa. Before I caught my flight to Joburg, I snagged a copy of Coast to Coast: The Definitive Guide to Backpacking Southern Africa from Jollyboy Backpackers, the hostel in Livingstone, Zambia. Although the guide alludes to backpacking through Southern Africa, it's overwhelmingly dedicated to traveling ...
... impressed. It was a great day.
Laundry. I was in dire need of doing it. It's never fun to wake up to dirty laundry piles but it was time. Too cheap to spend the 6 dollars to have it done for me, I hand-washed while the woman who could have done it for me, watched me. Nice woman. I just wondered what she thought as I struggled through multiple buckets of water, spilling it on myself and the floor, hanging my clothes not so ...
... say than rafting as the river wasn't too high. But it allowed us to enjoy the scenic views of the gorge and meet some nice people, in between having to get up and walk on the rocks to the next pool.
Note to self - there is a right time of year for this, and this wasn't it!
It's incredibly how green this National Park is compared to the rest of the drive through the Eastern Cape - apparently it rains there a lot more ...
... By the time got there the clouds had moved in and the weather had cooled off but we felt like we had made it there so we better have a swim. The water was freezing and we made it a quick dip before we headed back down the river.
Still chilled from the dip we went to a great little restaurant called Zuchini which promotes the slow foodmovement, grows 70 percent of their own vegetables and quite simply has absolutly delicious food. We ...