I mentioned that my son Lloyd is in South Africa at the moment. He has been there for about four weeks now and has two weeks to go. He told us that we were- NOT TO RING HIM – because it costs him too much to answer the phone. I would laugh but seriously, it’s that sort of attitude that has allowed him, at the age of twenty, as a full time university student and night time pizza delivery boy to currently be in South Africa and to already have been to England, Europe and the USA.
Anyway every now and then he has had internet access and I’ve received a message. So these are my messages from Lloyd. Few and far between and not that reassuring really.
Jane I made it to Africa! But I haven’t really slept for 27 hours so I’m going to bed right now. Talk to you soon xox
Jane I am still alive! Internet at the reserve doesn’t work but we are on a weekend excursion to Jeffreys Bay which is an awesome town on the beach. Anyway the past few days at the reserve have been the dirtiest of my life – been cutting down invasive plants and planting new ones, but we have also been on lots of game drives and I’ve seen pretty much every african animal you can imagine. Baby cubs are the cutest. Taking a surfing lesson tomorrow then back to work on monday, so I’ll probably catch you again next weekend xox
Finished two weeks of volunteering at kwantu game reserve, south africa. Highlights include: Chopping down trees, landscaping, digging holes, checking fences, game counts, seeing nearly every African animal imaginable, playing with baby lion and tiger cubs, getting mauled by baby lion and tiger cubs, riding an elephant, riding in the boot of an overcrowded mini-van, waking up to the sounds of either cats or monkeys on the roof or sometimes lions getting busy on the hill, overcoming my fear of spiders and getting stalked by and ostrich.
hey jane, we have finished work and today we began the road trip. The car is a manual though so I’m going to leave all the driving to Conrad. He seems relatively in control. We are in a small villiage called storms river. We were going to do tubing down the river tomorrow but the town is somewhat deserted and there isn’t enough people to run it. We are going to hire bikes and ride through the forest instead. Talk to you soon xox
Hey Jane, can you please tell me how many aus $ I withdrew yesterday? I learnt to surf in jbay. Got mildly concussed when I wiped out and the board hit my head.
We’ve made it to Knysna. Highlights of the road trip include kayaking, flying foxes over waterfalls, monkeyland, hiking, and we went to another game park as tourists but it was nowhere near as good as Kwantu! But they did have hippopotomus. Hope everything is going well back home =)