Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
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... happen we'd suddenly
find ourselves with a day off where we would usually crawl back into
bed for a few hours and then go explore whichever areas we happened
to be based in. I jumped at such opportunities and this is how I
added parts of the greater Kruger area, including Blyde River Canyon
(the greenest and third largest canyon in the world – after the
Grand Canyon and Fish River Canyon in Namibia) to my travel
experiences. We stayed one night ...
The day started like no ordinary day. The alarm sounded at 02:30AM. We were looking so forward to this weekend away and for the adventure that lay ahead. The car was already mostly packed with just a few essential items left to pack. The Zip Line adventure was booked for 09:30AM and with 390kms to travel it was time to hit the open road. The road from Johannesburg to Polokwane is one of the most uneventful roads that South Africa has to ...
... hearing tests and make custom molds of their ear canals. They then fly back in about 3 or 4 months later to perform the final fitments. This is a well-run organization with a very well thought our process. Inevitably, many more people come on the final fitment day than custom molds were made for but nobody is ever turned away and fitments for these folks are then done on the spot. Last year they restored the hearing to over 165,000 people.
When we arrived at ...
... which was broken up by two breaks for breakfast and lunch at the same facilities we'd paused at the day before), we saw wildebeests, cape buffalo with their lethal-looking curving horns, white rhinos, an alligator, more hippos, lots of zebras, and giraffes. Despite the early scarcity of game, this day definitely beat yesterday, in the amount and quantity of wildlife seen.
We exited the park at 3 and talked Rufus into stopping at a market so we could pick up ...
... Alfred was apparently running late.
It was pitch black when we left the hotel but almost fully light once we reached the park. We picked up 5 more people before then. We were joined by two Belgian gentlemen and an elderly couple who live in England plus their Indian woman friend. It was a good group, and we became fast, if temporary, friends by the end of the day. We shared our row of seats with the elderly gentleman, whose name was Andrew. ...