Monthly Archives: September 2010
South Africa Update
I’ve only been in South Africa for a few days, but it seems as if I’ve been here a week. I’ve already taken hundreds of photo and I’m sure I’ll be taking 100’s more before I leave.
So far, in just the few days I’ve been here I went on a safari, got to take part in the helicopter darting and capture of some sable antelopes, visited the world’s biggest hole, went rafting down the Orange river, went on an ATV excursion and visited the 2nd biggest waterfall in Africa: Augrabies Falls. Needless to say, my days have been busy. (Today, one of the guys on the tour broke his arm in an ATV accident. That has been the downer for the trip so far.)
Tomorrow we fly from Uppington to Cape Town. There I’ll be exploring the city, visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and doing a cage dive with Great White Sharks. After that we take the Blue Train to Johannesburg and see some elephants before leaving.
I’ve already have begun mentally planning a return trip to the region to see more of the country and also explore Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, and Zambia. Ideally, I’d like to do it by car.
I know several of you in South Africa have contacted me regarding meeting up in either Cape Town or Johannesburg. I don’t know how much time I’ll have in either city. I’m being kept pretty busy, but I’ll try to repsond when I get time. I would certainly like to do at least one meet up while I’m here.
Expect some photos and articles to start appearing on the site about a week after I land back in the USA.
My trip to South Africa was sponsored by South Africa Tourism