Everyone who I meet who has ever been to Cape Town always tell me how incredible it is so I felt like It was time for me to check it out for myself. After me and my friend had visited Kruger National Park, we jumped on a plane and headed to Cape Town, I had an amazing time here but instead of me writing about every day spent in Cape Town, here are my Top 6 things- All Cape Town:
As the Easter holidays started to creep up on me I began to think about how I wanted to spend my three weeks off university. I hate sitting around not doing anything, so I knew I needed to go away somewhere. Now, sunbathing and beaches have never really appealed to me. I can sunbath for about 10 minutes and then I get bored… and burnt! I love volunteering and giving my free time to help out people and animals that need it so i started looking somewhere interesting to volunteer that would look good on my CV. After crawling through google for hours on end I finally came across a monkey rescue centre in South Africa, Johannesburg called “International Primate Rescue” (IPR for short) and I decided to go here for two weeks. On their website they say “Our volunteer program will give you a fascinating wildlife experience whilst you learn about primate behaviour and animal care”. So as it sounded like a brilliant experience I booked it and before I knew it I arrived.
The first time I visited Africa, it did not go as I expected. If you have read my “volunteering in South Africa” blog post then you will understand why. If not here’s a quick recap: I volunteered at a monkey rehabilitation centre in Pretoria for 2 weeks and the place was horrendous! I had a horrible two weeks but lucky my days off searching for beautiful animals at the Dinokeng safari reserve made up for my terrible time. My bad experience defiantly did not put me off Africa, quite the opposite.
Kruger national park has been number one on my bucket list since before I can remember. One of the many good things about studying an animal related course is that you get to meet likeminded people who have similar interests and passions as you. This is how I met my friend Kendra. We both have a special love for Africa and decided that we wanted go visit Kruger National park together. I won’t lie, visiting Kruger if you go through a company can be very expensive but honestly, it was worth every single penny.