Ok...first I have to say that we have all fingers, toes, arms, legs, head, and body in tack...now I will tell you what we have done over the past 2 days...
We started off on a drive along the coast set out for a place called Oudtshoorn. Along the way we saw...wild Baboons!!!! That's right there are just hanging out along the road side. They can get quite agressive so we didn't venture out of the vehicle. Our guide thought we were nuts for how crazy we got when we saw them.
Then...we went to an Ostrich farm. They are farmed just as we farm chickens or cows. We learned all about them and we stood on some of their eggs. They can withstand an amazing amount of weight before breaking. I was really scared that this was going to be the time they broke but no. Then...we sat on an ostrich and got pictures and then...I road the ostrich around!!!! This was the craziest thing ever!!!! The guy runs along side you because there is no way someone who has done it for the first time would stay on. This was so cool.
Then...we went to the Kango Wildlife Ranch which is where they breed animals that are going extinct or that have been injured or rescued from the wild. Ok...are you ready...We went into the Tiger cage and actually "pet" the tigers!!! They were about 7 months old so not fully grown yet. Then...yes there is more...we went into the Cheetah cage and "pet" them and then to the cute little 3 month old cheetah's. Don't worry we have pics. We saw white tigers and white lions (I didn't know they existed) and we saw a jaguar. You could also go cage diving with the crocodiles but we opted out.
Then...we went to the Kango Caves which are the most amazing caves. Totally natural formations. This was so unbelievable. They say it started forming over millions of years ago. It will be more amazing when you see the pictures.
Then we went to a working farm (mostly fruits) to spend the night in the cutest little farm house.
We got up really early the next morning and headed for Mossle Bay to.....well....ok....go GREAT WHITE SHARK cage diving!!!!! Yes WE did it. We got on the boat and headed for seal island where we anchored and poured blood in the water along with chum and a giant tuna head. We waited and waited for what seemed like forever for a Great White Shark to come and finally....it did. Dana da na dana dana (sound effects). Then she said "can I get the first 4 divers" and I jumped. I didn't know if I would but the opportunity was there so I did it and got in the freezing cold water and waited. It was really hard to figure out how/where to hold on, but I did right before the most giant shark came crashing into the cage. I'm serious. I tried to take a picture with the underwater camera but honestly it was the last thing on my mind. Then as the last group was going in...Mom jumps up and says "I'm in". I was so proud of her.
The first group (my group) really didn't have too many sharkes but the 2nd and 3rd did. Anyways, we have lots of pictures from the top of the boat.
Now we are off to Namibia tomorrow morning to go sand-duning and anything else fun and exciting we can fine.
Love you all, and don't worry we are SAFE.