|Noah and Mike looking for animals from a "hide."|
The Airbnb where we stayed was in a wealthy white neighborhood where all the houses have 8 foot walls topped with razor wire and electric fencing. One has to believe that the crime rate is high in the city. We experienced the loss of a wallet and passport while there, and later had our credit cards cloned. The passport was replaced in one day at the American Consulate and our credit card companies immediately let us know of the fraudulent use.
|Dabbadoo and Noah changing a flat.|
It is unbelievable that an animal as huge as an elephant can be hard to see in the brush. Suddenly the animal appears just a few feet away from your car.
|One of my favorite photos!|
After several days of wild animal viewing, we stayed at an old ranch at a higher elevation. This cattle ranch was at one time a dairy farm that has converted the cheese factory into guest rooms. We spent 2 nights there resting up, getting laundry done, and seeing a different part of South Africa.
|Did I mention that it is winter in South Africa?|
|And, yes, you can see cattle in Oregon, but . . .|
|We helped feed the cattle up on the hills.|
|There is such a softness to the African skies.|
One last piece of our trip is what Noah brought home from South Africa: infected spider bites which he is still dealing with 10 days later.