Monday, October 5, 2009


Before Cape Town, I went on Safari outside of Johannesburg at Madiwke Game Reserve.

We stayed at the Mosetlha Game Reserve - a cute little place that had no power or running water. It was very quaint for three days - I imagine any longer than that would be a pain in the ass.
In order to take a shower, you had to take a bucket of water, drag it to the water heater, pour it into the water heater and then back into your bucket, drag it to the shower, lower a bucket on a pulley, pour the hot water in, list the bucket back above your head, and shower. There was enough water only if you shut off the water while soaping up. But the shower wasn't quite enclosed, so there were chilly breezes that would make you somewhat cold if the water was off.
Still, it was very cute. We stayed in comfortable little cabins

We drove around in an elongated jeep, which was remarkably comfortable given the circumstances. Each game drive was four hours long, from 6am-10am, and 4pm-8pm.

The car

Some days, we saw lots of game. Other days, we saw very little. But over the 3 days we were there, we managed to see a lot:

(incidentally, I had some Kuru carpaccio in Cape Town - it was delicious!)







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