Mini Safari

Trip Start Jun 07, 2010
Trip End Jul 13, 2010

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Flag of South Africa  , Western Cape,
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today was a trial run for the Kruger National Park adventure to come in a couple weeks. A 'mini-safari' at a place called Inverdoon.

We started off at 5am, for a 3.5 hour drive out of Cape Town. One thing I was not prepared for, is the blistering cold! It was FREEZING on this drive. As we neared our destination it was evident that the mountain tops were covered in snow! Snow in Africa! Who would have thought? Apparently this area is the hottest in Africa during the summer, and the coldest in the winter. Lucky I bought my beanie along.

The safari tour itself was pretty good. It went for about two and a half hours.

There was about 15 of us crammed into an off-road-safari-jeep. It was open windowed, with no glass. We were fortunate enough to see a variety of animal from Rhinos, Giraffe, Springbok, Zebra, Wilderbeast, Cheetah and Lions.

The safari ride was followed by dinner and a trip home.

The drive home itself was quite spectacular. Beautiful scenery of townships, endless mountain faces, many with snowy tips. It baffled me how so many of the ‘Fanatics’ slept the trip… missing out on some amazing views.

I write this now exhausted from the gym, and ready to have a quiet night in.
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Liat Biderovsky on

Sooooo cool Kris. Glad you enjoyed it. Get's cold at the Kruger too, so make sure you rug up in the early morning and evening. But layer up cause it can get warm during the day ;-)

tofor85 on

Yeah was a fun preview for Kruger! :)
Couldnt believe there was snow there! was freeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing.
Some awesome animals, but i still think the owls were my favourite

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