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Day 11: Part Two

Shamwari Game Reserve After a long hiatus to become accustomed to real life and going to work, I`m back! I hope you like the new format and title of the blog. I tried to make it more user- friendly, but decided I need to take a class in blog appearance and marketing before it becomes…

Journey to South Africa

Day 11: Part One- Tsitsikamma National Park **Before we get into the real safari pics I need to pay for an update to my blog, as it has no more storage available on it. I’ve had to delete images in order to add new ones. I’m anticipating a re-haul of the site so it may take…

Journey to South Africa

Day Ten: Birds and Monkeys! This was my absolute favorite day of the trip so far. This morning we continued along the Garden Route on our way to Tsitsikamma National Park. First, however, we had some stops planned: two spectacular animal sanctuaries where birds and monkeys who were rescued from dangerous or unhealthy situations can…

Journey to South Africa

Day Nine: Our Anniversary in Knysna Today we began our drive on the Garden Route. I had read about how scenic this drive was, but mistakenly thought it was famous for all the flowers along the route. Actually it´s called the Garden Route because it´s so green. Along with beaches, there are coastal lagoons, lakes,…

Journey to South Africa

Day Eight: Meerkat Adventures and Swartberg Pass As the alarm went off this morning at 4 AM I thought to myself, I hope these meerkats are worth waking up at this ungodly hour…. We drove to the meeting point in the dark and followed a small train of cars with their lights through a plot…

Journey to South Africa

Day Seven: Ostriches and One Amazing Rainbow       Luckily I was feeling better the next morning for our four-hour drive from Mosaic to the Little Karoo where we were going to experience meerkats in their natural environment. The Little Karoo is known for being very hot and very dry. We drove inland from Hermanus…

Journey to South Africa

Day Five: Our First Real Spotting of Wild Animals So those of you who follow the blog are probably asking yourself, “I thought she said they were going on a safari. Where are all the pictures of animals?” Well, friends- they start now. See, Jon and I wanted our typical safari experience to be at…