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After doing the whole Safari thing, I headed over to Cape Town. I only had a day and a half in Cape Town, so everything was basically jam packed into a day.

I was told I should go to Table Mountain as soon as it opens, as there can be a long line! And was also told to also try and go the first day, as Table Mountain closes if the winds are strong (so that if it is closed, I can try the next day).

I suggest buying tickets online as well. There are 2 lines – people who have already purchased tickets, vs people who need to buy tickets. They let all the people with pre-purchased tickets in first. They also have wifi where you wait in line, so you can easily purchase tickets while waiting inline. Even though I was one of the first groups inline to purchase a ticket, I definitely was not one of the first people to get in (especially with all the tour buses that come through!!) – That is if you decide to take the cable cars. You also have the option of hiking.

Anyways, time for pictures!

 

In the cable car on the way up!

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Heading back to the Johannesburg Airport from the safari camp, we took the Panorama Route – Stoping at Lisbon Falls and God’s Window

It was great to go back taking that route and stoping at those sites, so that different South African landscapes would be seen.

 

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God’s Window
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The cool thing about not being on the reserves, you would see elephants and even hippos on the landscape!

 

 

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Chrissy Kim

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Kruger National Park was a little bit different from the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

How?

The part of Sabi Sands that I went to, the land was privately owned. And you couldn’t go into anyone else’s private lands. If you happened to see an animal on someone else’s land, the furthest you could go was to the edge of your land.

Kruger National Park, was that- a national park. With paved roads and lots of cars. You didn’t have to be part of a tour, and could take your own car in. Therefore, it was a lot more crowded (car-wise). Although there are paved roads, you are in the animals homes. They eat what the hunt, and get hunted and eaten.

Kruger and Sabi Sands are right next to each other. There is no barrier restricting the animals to go from one part to the other. So at different times of the year, the animals can be anywhere.

During this trip I went to at the end of October -in Sabi Sands I mostly saw – Zebras, Rhino’s, Wildebeests, Water buffalo, and 1 stray elephant- just to name a few. At Kruger- I mostly saw – Giraffes, Elephants, Hippos, and Lions (again just to name a few).

I’m glad I was able to do game drives at both because it was a different experience and different animals!

Anyways, time for some pictures!

 

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safari-day-3-kruger-1275PINIMAGECan anyone else see the Cheetah? Our guide told us where it was, and it took me a really long time and a good zoom into my camera to see it!

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The next post will be more scenic – the Panoramic Route from Sabi Sands / Kruger back to the Johannesburg Airport.

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Chrissy Kim

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A few months ago, I was able to take a trip to South Africa.

Going on a safari has always been on my bucket list. And when the opportunity to go came, I took it!

After getting a great deal on airfare, it was time to look for Safari options.

After researching and receiving a few recommendations I decided to go with Tydon Safari Camp.

Not only was Tydon very well priced, but they also pick you up and drop you off at the Johannesburg Airport, or from a hotel in Johannesburg depending on when you arrive (which not a lot of camps offered. And it was a 5 hour drive to the game reserve).

From the moment you arrive at the camp, you don’t have to worry about anything. They feed you all 3 meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have light snacks. You go on 2 game drives a day – morning and afternoon/evening.

I had originally wanted to do the 3 day / 2 night camp but they were only offering the 4 day /3 night camp during the dates that I was there. And I am glad to have gotten that extra day! Because you are on a game reserve, the animals you can see could be anywhere, so you aren’t guaranteed to see all the different types of animals! Had I had not gotten that extra day, I wouldn’t have been able to see as many different animals that I did!

 

Tydon isn’t a Hotel, but you’re on the game reserve. It’s glamping (glamorous camping). So your sleeping accommodations are in a tent. Private bathroom – toilet, sink and shower – all running water – on the backside of the tent. . There was an AC unit and working lights. They have 2 camps – Safari camp and Bush camp. The Safari camp is just outside of the reserve, which has a common room, and a pool and  7 tents. The bush camp is in the reserve, and is more intimate- has 4 tents, and a common area where you eat. Both are priced the same, it just depends on which type of experience you want.

Anyways, time for some photos.

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I unfortunately didn’t take a photo of the common area, but you kind of get the picture. One with nature.

After arriving on the camp, we were able to rest and then we went on our first game drive.The guides are very knowledgeable, and can answer most questions you ask about the animals. And will give you tons of information on the animals as well! It was definitely a learning experience!

The photos in this post are from the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

The first animals that we saw were Rhinos! It was pretty exciting to see one of the Big 5 as the first animal!

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Photos are in the order that they were taken! So the same type of animals aren’t posted one after the other, but based on the time they were seen! (I’ll stop typing now so you can just enjoy the photos)

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The next post will be from the Kruger Game Reserve!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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The Wang’s have finally taken some family portraits!

We headed over to Upstate New York (about an hour and a half away from the city). We were originally going to go to an apple orchard to do some apple picking, but decided to hit up Storm King Art Center instead.

It’s a pretty cool place, and you should definitely check it out if you’re ever in the area! There’s lots of large art installations (non of them pictured though).

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‘Til next time!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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