|Eventually we were checked in and we drove through to the reserve to get to our campsite. The reserve itself is home to many different species of animals including Elephants, Rhino’s, Hippos, Buck, Crocodiles, Buffalo and Birds (we managed to see all of these in our trip).
After our drive through the reserve we got checked into our campsite…
Holy Mother of Joburg…. there were a lot of non-kzners frequenting the camp sites, and our little 4 man tent looked like something that had been expelled from one of their Nkandla-sized tents.
Whilst they were all smirking at us in between watching DSTV in their caravans and mounting carcasses on their braais to feed their tribes, their grins faded quickly when our tent was set up in under 5 minutes flat (and that was with little 6 year old fishy insisting on helping daddy set it up). Evil laughs aside, we looked at our tent in pride, this was home for the next few days, and it was pretty damn awesome!
We decided because we were all set up, we would go for a quick squizz around. We took a short drive to the shop in the campsite and then to the beach.
When we got back, two very worried security guards were standing by our mini tent. I was shoving Giraffe “Did you pay for the accommodation” “Why are there security people by our tent”. He got out the car to speak to them and they told him a monkey had broken into our tent.
Firstly…. WHAT? How the heck did a monkey unzip our tent? We were obviously newbies at this camping thing, because we were horrified. We go into the tent to see the darling monkey had ripped open our milk and proceeded to spread it all over our beds… He didn’t even drink it….
So, we thanked the security guards, decided we had to make better plans with our food and then attempted to clean the milk out of our beds as it was already starting to smell like a day old dumpster.
I was trying to think if I could quickly sell my kidney and cash it in for the Oyster Box, but anyways..
After that disaster was averted our trip was pretty much beach and bush by day and braais by night. (What could be better?)
Of course we had a few Smores for the fishy, who liked cooking the smores more than eating them (More cellulite for the unicorn)
On our way out we were lucky to come across some Elephants crossing the road for an afternoon wee. It was an amazing experience to see them so close (although there was alotttttt of wee!)