Don't get out of the car!
Trip Start Jun 09, 2008
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We have been having an amazing time exploring the Garden Route along the coast of South Africa. At the beginning of December our friend Boyd invited us to accompany him and some friends to his family's lake cabin in Sedgefield.
Mornings were spent water skiing, afternoons spent napping and evenings were spent over several bottles of good wine and conversation. We did not want the week to end, its amazing how easily your body becomes accustomed to good food and clean linen.(1st world) lol
But the time had come and we waved goodbye to Boyd from the side of the road and waited for our bus ( which was only 2 hours late). We were headed to Port Elizabeth for what was to be the highlight of our trip, SAFARI!!!! I could write a novel on how incredible our day was.....INCREDIBLE!
After the morning with the elephants, we continued our safari at the Schotia lion reserve. We hopped into a 9 person, open air, safari jeep. Let me repeat open air! We spent the afternoon off roading through the bush, spotting Gazelles, Bush buck, Wart Hogs, Zebras and parked within a few feet of a family of Giraffes. But the day was not going to be compete until we found the Lions. And as the sunset the Lions awoke, the first lion we pulled up next to was the largest male lion in the reserve and he was laying merely 15 feet away from us.
After dinner our guide offered us either tea or a night safari lion hunt, we chose the latter. lol And with only the spot lights coming off the jeep we saw the glowing eyes of a pack of lions come into view. If they were creepy during the daytime, it was nothing compared to how vulnerable you felt at night. lol We sat, frozen with fright, as they walked all around our jeep, practically rubbing up against the wheels. As we watched the pack of lions head off on the prowl for the nights meal, we felt that our day in the bush was a success!
Then back home to Cape Town to enjoy our last 2 weeks in South Africa. Boyd invited us to join him and his family for "carols by candlelight" at the botanical gardens.
The time has come to say goodbye to Africa, (it was hard to part with our bikes) and hello Thailand!
Merry Christmas Everyone,
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