7th May 2007.
Today Anthony our guide took us to the Cheetah project, where we saw cheetahs, wild dogs, a baby zebra, wild african cats, and funnily enough a Bengal tiger (which was gorgeous!). It was similar to the rehab place but more to protect the endangered species, and to encourage more breeding, but there were a few orphans too. Then in the evening we had spaghetti bolognese, but obviously not a patch on mums! Just gonna get in bed early cos we have to be up early for a bush walk around the camp at 6.30 and for those who know me, i am NOT a morning person! hehehe
8th May 2007
Today we got up at 6am to do the morning bush walk with our guide for the day 'Elvis' lol. He showed us animal dung, different trees, animal tracks and a termite hill. we also spotted a few buffalo. I don't like them, they're scary! We then set off after breakfast back to Jo'burg, about 9.45am. Arrived in a small red neckish town called Dulstroom and had lunch. Arrived back at the Ritz around 6pm ish. So a long boring day really. Oh yeh forgot to mention, as we were packing up in our treehouse we noticed a frog on our mosquito net above our bed!! eww. Its quite strange to be back in real beds with real walls at the Ritz although the experience in the treehouse was brilliant with the monkeys on our roof and Jenny stomping about wobbling the hut!
10th May 2007
Yesterday didnt really do much apart from our washing, and working on a tan! Met a few people who are ok to have a laugh with. So yeh not much to write really!
11th May 2007
Â Today we went to the Apartheid museum, it cost us R150 one way trip to get there and R25 to get in so cost us about 11-12 quid each for the day, so not cheap considering we were only in there for a couple of hours. but hey its nice to get out the hostel and actually do something. I didn't understand a lot what was in the museum, it was all quite confusing, but nevertheless interesting. It told of the wealth of South Africa at that time and the segregation of different races. There were 'white only' taxi ranks, and 'black only' park benches! It was surreal! You can't imagine just how it must have been. Then there was quite a bit on Nelson Mandela and his role as a democratic leader and what with his election and so forth. So when we got back to the hostel we just chilled.