September 25, 2005

South Africa

Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/kieranshaw/gallery/south_africa_2005/

So, I'm back from holiday. I actually got back on Thursday afternoon some time after another stupidly long day of traveling.

It was a fantastic holiday, just what I needed. It was the first time it's been a holiday just with my brother, mum and dad since we went to Florida about 12 years ago. I had to leave Steph behind this time, but she managed as Maggie was looking after her :)

So, what'd we get up to? Photos probably say it as well as anything else. I came back with around 400 photos from the combination of 3 digital cameras, but I've just put up some of the best ones in the gallery.

Kruger

That'll be the 'Big 5' then :)
We saw pretty much everything we could have wished to see. In just 3 days worth of safari we saw:

  • Buffalo
  • Giraffe
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Baboon
  • Rhino
  • Hippo
  • Croc
  • Leopard
  • Warthog
  • Hyena
  • Impala
  • Kudu
  • Zebra
  • Eagles
  • Vultures

Not a bad list I think.

Southbroom

We went back down to my parents house in Southroom (an hour south of Durban). Unfortunately it was a 600 odd mile trip which we did in one go, taking around 13 hours with stops. The most exciting part of which was going 40 km through the mountains of Swasiland on dirt tracks…oops.

Once back down in Southbroom we spent a bit of time chilling in the lovely weather and the gorgeous pool, but actually kept a bit too busy to do much in the way of sunbathing.

It was great finally seeing my parents new home all the way down in South Africa, it is indeed a lovely place in a beautiful part of the country (hell, you get to see whales from the balcony!).


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  1. It's great to hear you had such a good time – you deserved it! — and welcome back (no comparisons!)

    26 Sep 2005, 00:37

  2. Leighton Joskey

    But what on Earth is that strange beast in the number 82 T-Shirt?

    26 Sep 2005, 15:02

  3. Steven Carpenter

    Wow – looks amazing! See any honey badgers? :-)

    27 Sep 2005, 11:07


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