- Bobo loves elephants?
- Elephants have long lashes! Totally on fleek!!!
- Elephants are the largest land animals in the world and can live to be over 70 years old?
- Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump but have a highly developed brain?
- Elephants have poor eyesight but an amazing sense of smell.
- At the age of 16, an elephant can reproduce, but rarely has more than four children throughout her lifetime.
- Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all the animals-22 months!
- Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just as people are either left or right-handed.
- Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh.
- Elephants can swim – they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.
- Elephant can walk almost silently!
SISIYEMMIE'S SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR | DIARY DAY 6 | GOD'S WINDOW, ELEPHANT WHISPERS & THREE RONDAVELS
News and Events Monday, July 11, 2016
Siyabona! Today's activity was one of my highlights in South Africa because it was the day I visited God's Window, the day I rode on an elephant, visited Bourke Lucks Potholes, and the day I visited the Three Rondavels. At night we had a bonfire which was amazeballs! Epic tinz! There is an interesting story of each adventure and I cannot wait to share it with you. You know I love adventure. Come with me.
The first place we went to was Elephant Whispers, I have been looking forward to this! We were fist given an indemnity form to sign before going to see the Elephants (I didn't kuku read the whole thing but I'm sure it has to do with you being responsible for yourself in case of any mishaps. )That's why as I dey on top the elephant eh, I just dey pray to my God so that evil spirit nor go enter the animal make e nor kon go dey throw backy. 😂
We got introduced to Thambo-one of the elephants there. Can you believe how big Tambo the elephant is? Tambo is 13 years old, so still a teenager & e nor dey hear word so the ride was quite bumpy. If you ever visit make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing, long trousers and closed shoes. AY was wearing 9ja white And couldn't ride, but he helped us take some photos which was fantastic!
Elephant whispers had a lot of Elephant safari activities, we got to interact with the elephants, you can actually tell them to do something and they would! I wish I got the moment Tambo picked up the face cap and gave it to AY. I also felt the skin of the elephants and offered two of them delicious treats. I also got to learn more about elephants-so exciting! Did you know:
God’s Window is one the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints, with astonishing views over South Africa’s Lowveld. At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge down 700m and, on a clear day, you'll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border Mozambique.
It was a spectacular view and no matter how many photos you see of it, it never prepares you for the real thing. You should experience it first hand. Of course you cannot go to God's window and not say a prayer, I said a prayer and I intend to testify when it comes to pass. This God is great...look at all the wonders HE created.
We decided to take more awesome photos on the road side, I think we have sort of mastered this jump thing, haven't we?
BOURKE LUCKS POTHOLES
We made out way to Bourke Lucks Potholes at the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. By now batteries were running low, power banks were dead and I was doing my best not to run everything down because I wanted to capture it all! Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga province are a series of natural geological formations that seem nearer to art than nature. Formed by centuries of water flowing through the landscape, this natural attraction is made up of inter-connected pools, interlaced with sandstone outcrops.
Interesting fact: we spent sometime at the potholes and the Three Rondavels shooting one of Praiz's new videos-wait and see what song it is for!
Can you see the 3 structures behind me? They are the Three Rondavels - an ancient geological wonder located in South Africa’s Blyde River Canyon region. They are shaped like traditional beehive huts, with gently sloping walls and domed summits.
They are also referred to as the 'Chiefs Troublesome Wives', with the flat-top peak representing the chief, Mapjaneng, and the Rondavels representing his three wives; Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maiseroto .
The view from the Three Rondavels lookout point is widely considered the finest in South Africa.
We were so hungry and I was so excited about lunch. We had a mini picnic in the park and we were treated to Nando's Chicken, corn, salad, bread and some drinks. It was so refreshing! Imagine drinking a cold bottle of your favourite drink after being out walking... I love Nando's too and the last time I had some was in 2014.
I finally got to taste the most popular meal in South Africa which is Chakalaka + Pap and Stew. I also had a taste of creamy spinach. I really liked the Chakalaka and got the recipe from the chef. I will be trying it out soon so look out for it.
After the meal and resting a bit we had a bonfire night. It was SO MUCH FUN! We were casually chilling when the dance troop burst in chanting in Zulu. Ha ha ha...at first I was scared oh but relaxed immediately I saw drums. Did you know July is Nelson Mandela Month? They performed a soulful tribute song to him and energetically entertained us for about 45 minutes. We didn't let them have all the fun, we entertained them too because I joined in the dance. Tosin, AY and Dotun joined also and taught them how to do the Shoki! Hilarious! You can check out the short clips on my instagram page. I will also be sharing it on SisiWeekly which I am currently editing so stay tuned!
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Monday, July 11, 2016