Africa – My Solo Trip

Africa – My Solo Trip
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Dead Antelope

This morning, a leopard dropped a dead antelope  out of a tree onto the ground next to me  and now I am splattered with antelope blood.  Welcome to South Africa.  (upbeat music)  (upbeat music)  Good morning from Cape Town.  After a couple of weeks exploring in Namibia,  which was amazing,  if you didn’t see that video  I’ll have it linked up here or down below,  I’ve flown to South Africa to spend a week exploring here.  I’m spending a few days in Cape Town  and then I’m going to be flying  to the Kruger National Park area to visit Sabi Sands,  which I will talk about more when I get there.  I’m staying on the waterfront here in Cape Town.  And to be honest, my first impression  is that it reminds me of San Francisco.   

Renting a Car

I thought about renting a car  but they drive on the left side of the road here  and that made me a little nervous.  So, I’ve hired a private guide for half a day  to take me down to Simon’s Town  where the Boulders Penguin Colony is  and down to the Cape of Good Hope.  The Boulders Penguin Colony  has a pretty incredible origin story  because this colony started in 1982  with just two breeding pairs.  Today it consists of around 3,000 birds  and they’re under the protection  of the Cape Nature Conservation  because the species is on the verge of extinction.  After spending some time with the penguins,  we drove down toward the Cape of Good Hope.  This is an iconic feature of Cape Town It might be my new best place I’ve ever stayed.  

Wildlife

  Lions are kind of funny that when they’re sleepy,  you can pull up right beside them and they do not care.  And the reason we can get so close to all of this wildlife  is they see the vehicle and everyone in it as one thing,  so they don’t see us as individual beings  and don’t see us as something they could attack.  So, we sat with these lions and hung out for a while  all the way until sunset.  And then just after the sun went down,  they got up and started moving into the thickets.  I hope you guys enjoyed coming along with me on this one  and I will see you next time.  Bye.   


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