What a weekend did we have!
Friday morning was my birthday!!! Last year at this time I had grudgingly woken up for a 6 am field hocke
y practice, went to the doctors to get tested for mono, slept in my apartment for three hours only to be woken up by my doctor telling me I did, in fact, have mono. Then spent the next week and a half recovering from the fatigue the sickness had on my body.
This year was so different! We woke up at 6 am in order to start traveling to Plettenberg Bay, an area of South Africa approximately 6 hours away (give or take traffic). It was also my housemate’s, Carly’s, birthday! We were surprised with cupcakes and balloons and a birthday song by our housemates before we left.
When we arrived in Plett, we immediately went to see the big cats at Jukani Sanctuary. They had tigers, lions, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs, jaguars, OH MY! Our tour guide, Bert, grew up on a wild refugee farm and was so informative about these incredible creatures.
First, we went to an elephant sanctuary. Easily one of the coolest experiences of my life as we got to walk with their trunk in our hand! I walked with Jabu, which means Happy. I was definitely happy with her!
Then we went to Monkeyland! There were so many different types and the best part?? THEY DON’T HAVE CAGES!!!
Finally, we went Africanyoning, which was a combination of swimming, zip lining, abseiling (repelling), & cliff jumping….all in a canyon between two cliffs!!!
SUNDAY – the long-awaited bungee jump. I knew ever since I decided on South Africa that I wanted to do this jump – it’s the world’s largest bungee jump bridge. Four other people from our group decided to be reckless with me as well and we did it. See my facebook for the video but here are some pictures of me willingly jumping 216 meters off a bridge!! 🙂
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend!!
Here’s the link to all of my photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Cw7cnX8YsU21en3d2