After we returned to Pretoria and sent Zett back to work, Sam, Lamby and myself finished off the trip with a couple of locally accessible game attractions.
Seeing we’d already done the hard yards spotting for hours on end in the more natural game parks (more rewarding in my view), we cherry picked a few of the quick and easy animal experiences. The following pics are a combination of Pilansberg game reserve and Farm Inn.
Pilansberg is a small but well funded reserve right next to sun city (Where Trav was for the wakeboarding comp) we’ve never been disappointed game spotting here, in one day you’ll see more than several days anywhere else. Any on the pics below that are in open fields with no fences are from this reserve.
Farm Inn on the other hand is mostly a Cheetah breeding facility with a few other rare species on show, it’s literally 5 minutes drive from where we live in Pretoria. As you can see the Cheetah are very tame, apparently they’ve been used in a few movies and advertisements. They lick you and purr just like giant house cats with giant teeth and claws!
Anyone notice the Tigers put in there to throw you out, NO there aren’t any wild tigers in Africa, but the guide did say that at the rate they are disappearing from India that they will probably only exist in African conservation sites in the very near future.
This rounded out an awesome three week trip with great friends, many a beer and wine was drunk and many a tall tale told, it’s amazing to think we crammed all that in… and fell pregnant!
As an added bonus we proved that a visit to South Africa is not that dangerous, we managed to see a hell of a lot of the country and not get hoodwinked, bushwhacked, or contract cerebral malaria… mostly due to Lamby’s vigilance.
Thanks to Sam and Lamby for coming over, Zett and I had an awesome time showing you around, we’ve got a slight leave deficit at the moment but if anyone else wants to come over for a visit let us know and we’ll make a plan!
Last but not least a special mention has to go to Zett for doing such an awesome job of organising the trip, somewhere in the 5 minutes she has to herself each day she managed put it all together.