Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Miles Family - October 2011 - Northern Ethiopian Trip in the Tigray Region

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve! Johannesburg, South Africa

One word............AWESOME! This park was amazing. It is a private reserve over 1200 hectares (that is metric). There are up to 600 head of game including rare and endangered species. Ofcourse we had to stay in the vehicle, due to dangerous predators lurking about, but oh it was so exciting. We saw lions, rhinos, cheetahs, warthogs, zebras, wild dogs, cape buffalo, wildebeest, impala, gemsbok, sable antelope, ostrich and much more.........

Then there was another section of the reserve for tourists with a restaurant, playground, picnic area and other animals that cannot be put back into the wild for various reasons. The kids even got to pet and hold baby lion cubs. It was just a once in a lifetime experience. There was even 2 siberian tigers that worked with trainers. They were born and abandoned and the park took them in and have raised them. This place was unbelievable, truly! I stand corrected...to zoo was fanstastic, but this reserve was even more incredible! A must stop if you are ever in South Africa. Grandpa Bloom, close your eyes.........Eli is holding a snake. He knows you are terrified of those creatures........hee, hee, hee

1 comment:

Crystal said...

That is SOOOOOOO cool! It looks just like the pictures you see of Africa!!! hehehehe Tell Eli we love him and hope everything goes well with his surgery!