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Into the Wild – Part Two

Aloe plants

I needn’t have worried about sleeping in on day two of our safari; I was crawling around in the brush outside our hut with my camera just after dawn.  Heaven.  My heart stopped at least twice when the grasses that brushed my ankle mimicked the tickle of spider legs, or the slither of a snake…but thankfully […]

Into the Wild – Part One

Entrance to Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertinia, South Africa

January 7, 2013:  the day I checked “safari in Africa” off my bucket list. Deciding which game reserve to visit when planning this trip was no easy task.  Jody consulted all the tourist advisory websites, and as you may expect, everyone extolled the virtues of Kruger National Park, with everything else apparently paling in comparison. […]

Privilege

Khayelitsha Township, Western Cape

We passed this township many times on our South African trip, as it was located next to the highway we used to reach our safari, winery tours, and so on. All the activities that tourists are supposed to enjoy, encouraged to do, yet which left me feeling ashamed each time this scene whizzed past our […]

Cape sunset

Chapman's Peak, Western Cape, South Africa

   

Desperate times

White rhino mother and daughter

The experiences we had on our safari were so varied and unique that we were hard-pressed to name a favourite.  However, Jody and I both wrote on our feedback form at our lodge that seeing the white rhinos was the highlight for each of us, and it was.  We caught sight of the mother and […]

South Africa

Capetown International Airport

You know that feeling you get when you first land at a foreign airport, and realize with a sigh of deep satisfaction that your vacation has officially begun?  That feeling which gets multiplied by about ten as a Canadian when you’ve gone somewhere warm in winter? Well, multiply THAT feeling by about a thousand, and […]

Apartment view of False Bay and Glencairn, South Africa

  © Allyson Scott