Sleeping in is sometimes the greatest gift, and this morning we all celebrated being able to wake up after the sun had already presented itself in the South African sky. I awoke slightly earlier than the group to enjoy a cup of coffee and a few free moments to blog and catch up with things back home. It was another brisk morning, with a grey drizzle that highlighted the colors of the bird life as they skirted and chirped between branches, rooftops, and feeding stations.
Around 8:30, the whole gang meandered out of their grass-topped dwellings and made way to the dining area for a fantastic warm breakfast of eggs, breads, cereals, yogurt, and lamb sausage.
A Quick Flight to the Sea
Today was set up as a travel day to take us from Finfoot Lake Reserve near Pilanesberg, to the Eastern-most province of South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal. We had to transfer out to the airport near Pretoria, hop a flight down to Durban, and then make our way North to the quaint little ocean-side town of St. Lucia. But first, we wanted to show the kids an amazing museum: The Cradle of Humankind.
The Cradle of Humankind
South Africa is home to some of the oldest and most unique hominid fossils ever discovered. This specific discovery location is very nearby and a wonderful interactive museum is there to teach the history of humanity. The group had a great time viewing hominid fossils, taking a boat ride through the ages of the earth, and learning more about humanity’s common ancestry. It was a fantastic little stop-off along the way and made for an enlightening and educational understanding of our place in the history of the world, and our ties to the great continent of Africa.
“All humanity shares an African heritage. We are one diverse species across the globe, with our roots in Africa,”
New experiences tomorrow!