By Medea de Troja
I live in sunny South Africa and you’d be surprised at how Gryff-tastic it is. Today for example, my family and I had a lovely day at a Lion and Rhino Park, which inspired this article. If you’re considering a holiday destination, I highly recommend SA. Yes, crime rate is high, but only if you’re stupid enough to gallivant where and when you shouldn’t.
So back to the Lion Park. It’s a wonderful game reserve. The day began at 11am. The first thing we did was watch the lion feeding, which was (need I say it) thrilling. You see these majestic lions lounging about, not even bothering to attach the numerous vehicles filled with tasty lunch because they know full well they’re getting a cow in 10 minutes. It truly reminds you of Gryffindor spirit! (cough-lazy-cough)
Down we drove after the cheetah feeding to the animal crèche. For a small fee, we got to tumble with the white lion cubs! And the Siberian tiger cubs! Truly amazing creatures, little cuties! We beheld the black leopard (aka the black panther) as well as the normal spotted leopard. After finishing ALL these activities today, we headed off to the bigger enclosure for the mighty white lions and Siberian tigers. We also beheld the hippopotamus, buffaloes, bucks, warthogs and white tigers.
Besides the wonderous animals I saw today, I did spend a week in Durban. Durban is famous for its aquatic life. Imagine floating past a shark with nothing more than a glass window between you. Pretty scary, huh? The most enchanting of the aquatic animals for me was the jelly fish! Little jelly creatures floating around, like plastic sachets that people threw out in the water. Truly spooky.
So, if you intend to take a holiday, do come visit, it is truly an awe-inspiring journey. We have everything! Amazing fast food, the Cradle of Humankind (for you bone lovers out there!), Durban, Cape Town, Lions, Diamonds, Gold, EVERYTHING. You cannot go wrong with South Africa, even the winter days are sunny (with slightly chilly cold and icy nights).
And if you come, please don’t hesitate to visit!