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The Garden Route!!

Caves, Ostriches, Elephants and more

The week we went on the Garden Route, we got Friday off of work. We left that Friday at 5am and spent the morning driving until we got to some restaurant where we had a delicious breakfast. We then continued to drive to the Cango Caves. We got to the caves around 1pm. I had no idea how much climbing and crawling I was going to do but I was in for a surprise. The Cango Caves were amazing and all of us went on the adventure which means that we had to climb through tunnels with names like, Tunnel of love, Devil's Chimney and the Postbox. It was fun and I didn't get stuck so that is all that matters. After the caves, we went to an ostrich farm where we got to pet and ride ostriches. They are the stupidest and most awkward animals that I know. I have plenty of pictures To show you how awkward they are. I got a hug, a neck message and I rode one. All in a day's work. We then went to our hotel, showered and went to dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner we were all so tired that we went to bed. Saturday was another early day. We got up, had a nice big breakfast and made our way to zip line! I have never zip lined before and I am afraid of heights so . . . . it was a little stressful. That was until we started. After the first wires or so I was very nervous and then it was an adrenaline rush. I was at the top of the trees and could see a lot of the African jungle. The zip line was only 10 slides so it went by much faster than I thought. We then made our way back, had a fast to go lunch and went to the highest bungee jump in the world. This jump is 216meters off the bottom of a freaking bridge. I was the only one in the group who decided not to go (because I am sane). The other three went and had a fabulous time. I took videos and watched. That was good enough for me. We then made our way to the elephant park which was my favorite part of the day. We went to this elephant park where we pet the elephants!!! I walked, pet, hugged and kissed elephants. It was amazing. I think they are my favorite animal. There was one named Sally who was 21 years old and the sweetest elephants there. I was reluctant to leave the elephants . . . . . but we did and then made our way to the sunset cruise. The sunset cruise went around a bay at sunset, which is self explanatory but the sunset is not. I'll try to put up pictures. It was beautiful. We then went to dinner at an Italian Restaurant, very African and then made our way home. The next day we also got up early to go to a game drive. We were worried that the game drive wouldn't continue because the weather was crappy but it eventually cleared up and we saw everything. Very lazy lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, springbok, ostrich, buffalo, wildebeast, and many more. After the game drive, we made our way home and 7 hours later, I crashed into my bed in Athlone. It was a great weekend and wouldn't change it. I don't think I have done so many adventurous things in one weekend.

Posted by smtn912 08:51

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