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South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia (2004)

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Days 1 - 2

Cape Town, South Africa


We left Philadelphia on August 23 and arrived in Cape Town on the 24th.

We started our trip by walking in and around the shops in Capetown and then took a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain.

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Day 3

Cape Town, South Africa


Today was a total tour day.

We started by walking around the shopping area in the Harbor at Cape Town, and took the cablecars to the Top of Table Mountain for a nice view of the city and Lion's Head.

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Day 3 (continued)

The Boulders, South Africa


Next it was on to The Boulders for penguin viewing and lunch.

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Cape Point, South Africa


Then it was on to Cape Point, where we climbed to the lighthouse and took our time at the tide pools. We also saw our first monkey of the trip.

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Day 4

Cape Town, South Africa


We started this day with a visit to Kristenbosch Gardens before heading north of the city.

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Day 4 (continued)

Stellenbosch, South Africa


We then headed for Stellenbosch, where we rode horses at Spier and tasted wines at several vineyards.

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Day 5

Richards Bay, South Africa


We flew from Capetown to, I believe, Durban, and were picked up and taken on a very long drive to our game reserve, Zulu Nyala. Not fancy, but very comfortable and homey.

Our guide for the week was Penn, a true Zulu native, and the only such guide at the reserve. We couldn't have been luckier.

Coming into the reserve, and on our first game drives, we caught sight of Nyala, warthogs, Zebras, giraffes and various antelope.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 27, 2004 from Richards Bay, South Africa
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Day 6

Hluhluwe, South Africa


We settled into a regular pace, two game drives a day, lots of lazing around in between. A bit too relaxing for me.

Today's drives involved rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and monkeys.

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Day 7

Hluhluwe, South Africa


Rhinos, hippos, monkeys and lots of birds and warthogs. A game walk in the afternoon.

Also, shopping -- I bought a huge beautiful basket and a few other things.


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Day 8

Hluhluwe, South Africa


Nyala, giraffe, zebras, warthogs and elephants far in the distance.


permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 30, 2004 from Hluhluwe, South Africa
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