Sunday, July 06, 2008

Safari in Pillansberg National Park and Sun City

Yesterday was glorious. We got up super early and drove to Sun City for an amazing breakfast with my cousin Heather and her new husband Alan. It was SO fun and they are really nice, it was great to see Heather again after so long and to meet Alan too. We had a great time there, then headed into Sun City to check it out, it's basically like a theme park/resort/hotel/casino place, and was pretty nice. Took lots of photos then headed to Pillansberg National Park!

At Pillansberg we drove around for some time and found lots of amazing animals along the way: Elephants, Zebra, Impala, Wildebeasts, Rhinos, Hippos, Giraffes, and more. Totally amazing.

Alan is very knowledgeable about all this outdoorsy stuff and he explained a bunch of interesting things to us about the animal habitats, the plant and bird life, etc. Very cool stuff. Anyway the pictures really say it all, so here we go.


On the way to Sun City


Township shops along the way


Platinum mine


Granite


Mountains near Sun City


Jimmy and the dog


Soooo South African


Norma and Heather having a nice chat


Breakfast time


Haha funny cat


The other cat loved the gift bag we brought


Me, Allan, Heather, Norma


Heather on her bike


Inside Sun City


The Palace Hotel in Sun City


Cool water fountain


Me inside a hotel in Sun City


Norm posing for the same photo


Casino


Outside the casino


Water park and beach


Jimmy and James


Me and James rockin' our Ice Creams


Hippos


Wildebeasts


Elephant!!


Close-up of the Elephant


Long grass


Impala


More Impala


Zebra


Close-up of Zebra


Wildebeasts


Watering hole


Guinea Fowl at Watering hole


Rhinos


Baby Rhino drinking milk


haha, this guy rocked


Amazing scenery


Giraffe


Giraffe having lunch


Rhino at Watering hole


Lake


Funny sign


Electric fences around the areas where you can get out of your car


"Controlled" fires on the side of the road near the townships

1 comment:

Jimmy Johns said...

Sun City Cabanas The Cabanas at Sun City, South Africa, are the pinnacle of family-friendly accommodation. The hotel opens on to rolling lawns and is conveniently located close to the man-made Waterworld lake, and the wide range of water activities offered here.