The Beginning of Sibuya
We were getting onto the motor boat that was going to take us to are first stop, Sibuya Game Reserve. I was extremely exited but sadly I was half asleep!
As the boat started picking up speed I finally started waking up. The ride was amazing (and really fast) but it still took us a hour to get there because the Game Reserve was in the middle of know were.
Finally we got there, it was amazing and we got shown to our tent/room it was a lot bigger than a usual tent and square but made out of tent fabrics. The sun shone onto my face making me sweat again but we did not have time to have fun in the room because we had a night game dive in 30 minutes.
So I sliped my jumper on because it got very cold at night, Scott our game driver told us that the night before it got down to 4 degrees. So after all that I headed out and found a bowl of biscuits, I helped myself to one and waited for the others. After a few minutes, every body was there, there were 10 tourists and 2 staff: Scott and Miles.
We were about to leave when they told us to bring a poncho just in case it rained. Scot said that today we were going to try and find the Elephants 🐘 so we got on our way . I started seeing Imparlers the moment we got driving , although Scott called them McDonald’s because they were on every corner and fast food for the Lions 🦁. We all found that very funny. So we kept on driving for about an other hour and still no Elephants although we did nearly drive off the cliff several times and and we saw lots more MacDonald’s.
After another half hour of searching we gave up and Scott promised that we would find some tomorrow and we would also go see the Lions 🦁.
McDonalds (Impala – fast food on every corner)
Our other guides
Think I was the only one loving recording what we saw!
As I stepped of the plane, the South African air filled my lungs and it was so warm (I was sweating in minutes) it must have been at least 30 degrees and there was no aircon! I almost died of overheating, by the end it looked like I had just been in the 🚿 and not bothered to get dry and just put clothes on. But after about an hour we got through immigration.
After all that we went to the airport lounge and waited for our flight to Port Elizabeth . In this time I facetimed Harry several times 😉 . I also filled my self up on food 🥘 because it was free.
After a few hours, we needed to go down to the terminal. It took us a while to get to the terminal because we kept getting lost, after 10 minutes of shouting and frustration we finally got there, but Scarlett was so hot and she was demanding a drink of water 💦 so daddy went on a search he came back with a bottle of water and a very amusing story.
Dad told us that he had accidently walked out of the airport and had to beg the police 👮 Man to let him in and finally he did. It was lucky because the minute he got back we started to board the plane.
The Leaving Ceremony
As we were getting onto the speedy train 🚂 a shiver came down my spine like someone was stepping onto my grave. For the first time it hit me, we were actually going away. I started to get nervous but the train was about to leave so I gave Oma a final hug and stepped onto the train.
As the train pulled away I frantically waved at Oma, it would be six months until I saw her again. As the train turned the corner I made for my seat 💺.
2 hours later we finally pulled into London Kings Cross, I would later find out that by Australian 🇦🇺 standards this was just a trip to the pub next door 🚪. As I stepped of the train my back ached and I felt lonely already even though I had only been gone a few hours, it felt like forever. I was looking forward to when I got to the hotel room and could FaceTime Harry.
After a while, we got into the hotel room and changed. There were a few restaurants and bars in the end we ended up in a grotty Irish 🍀 bar which I plainly disliked. The menu was pants, it was very busy and full of people.
In the morning, we went to go for a leisurely swim which turned out to be the second lesson of our trip, as we did 6 pages of our work books when we got up, it was hard but fun all the same.
When we got back to the room Mum told us to hurry up and that the taxi to take us to the airport would be here soon. So we slipped some comfortable clothes on and went down to the lobby where our luggage was waiting for us. The taxi was waiting at the front and I got in, Mum told me to budge up so she could get in.
We were off!