This morning we woke up with heavy hearts because we were leaving Amakhala today. It was our home away from home for two weeks and the memories we made there will never be forgotten. We all hold this place close to heart and with great reluctance, we loaded up in the vans and headed out to our next and final destination. We stopped at Nanaga farm stall again to pick up meat pies and roostekoek for lunch to-go. We also stocked up on snacks for the drive ahead, particularly the chutney corn nuts we learned to love from Amakhala, we nearly cleaned them out!
The Addo Elephant Park is huge, we entered at the base and had to drive two hours to get to the main camp accommodations, forested cabins. This park doesn’t use guides for game drives, you just drive through in your own vehicle. We saw so many elephants and they were so close! Addo is estimated to have over 650 elephants over three of the seven sections of the park. We had free time until dinner to settle into our forest cabins or explore the main camp. We gathered at the main guesthouse for a delicious braai of buffalo steaks, kudu sausage and corn on the cob. We spent the evening relaxing on the porch and listening to music, discussing our favourite moments during the trip thus far. We can’t believe how fast the time flew, tomorrow is already our last full day in South Africa.
Signing off – Callie
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