Today we had our final game drive on safari. This morning we saw the female leopard from last night. She had gutted the impala and buried the guts to prevent hyenas from finding her kill. She also placed the impala’s body under some brush to prevent the vultures from finding her kill. The pictures were a little graphic! We will create a site where you have to verify your age to see them - j/k.
We also saw a jackal. We had seen a few at night but now we were able to get a great picture during the day.
At the end of the game drive, we found a male leopard. His size was amazing, especially after seeing female leopards. The guides were excited to have found him because they had been attempting to locate him for a few days. They had seen the tracks before but were unable to locate him previously.
We had a transfer (aka taxi) drive us from the safari lodge to the airport. We drove through various small towns. The children are still in school and we saw several of them walking down the road. They are closing all the schools during the World Cup to help with traffic and to allow the whole country to be a part of the games.
We arrived in Cape Town. It was raining and much colder. We got our World Cup tickets at a kiosk at the airport. Alan and Chad were giddy!
We got our rental car which is a Honda CRV…same car as Colleen’s. It was nice to know the features, even though the driver is on the opposite side. Alan did a great job shifting and driving on the left side of the road (or as our German friends put it the "wrong" side of the road). Chad was a great navigator.
We arrived in the wine country which was very quiet. We called to confirm our great white shark diving trip but it was canceled due to bad weather. Tomorrow would have been the only day we could have done this. So, we know our parents are pleased that we didn’t get to swim with the sharks!