Wednesday, June 6, 2012

South Africa

Stacey and I are back from a memorable, wonderful, unbelievable trip to South Africa.  We spent the first day in Johannesburg, followed by three days at Madikwe wildlife reserve going on game drives, and late nights around the bonfire with great folks at one of the most beautiful places on earth.  We ended our stay at the game reserve with a hike through the big five among some of the true remaining predators of the earth.  From there we drove across the northern horn of South Africa to Durban to participate in the worlds largest ultra-marathon with the Madikwe Mambas, a team of runners who work at the Hillhouse lodge in Madikwe, and run a community sponsorship program for the benefit of the surrounding villages.  True to the races name, we formed a camaraderie with the team and experienced South Africa in an unforgettable yet torturous way.

Comrades Finish

Umhlanga Beach

Hillhouse Lodge

Hillhouse Lodge

Safari Sunset

Incredible Evenings Around the Bonfire

Madikwe Mambas

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