Johannesburg Travel Blog› entry 3 of 11 › view all entries
Today is going to be such a fun day! Today is Lions Park Day and I plan on spending as much time as I can in the park just enjoying the animals. It was only about a 30 minute drive to the park and it was super simple to find, even with me driving on the wrong side of the road and the car! The admission fee was $80 RAND, which wasn’t too bad considering what they offered (for those who don’t know the conversion rate, it was about $11.50 USD. It was a drive through park and you use your own car. The only fixed rule was DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR! Of course they did say don’t roll down you windows also, but how are you to take good pictures.. hehehehehe. Anyway, I spent about 5 hours at the park driving around and taking pictures. The park had Antelope, Water Buffalo, Hyena, Lions (normal and white), cheetah, giraffe and zebra.
I also have the opportunity to get into the baby lion pen and pet some of the babies. Not at good as my experience in Mebane back in Carolina, but man, sitting in a pen with wild born and bread animals… it was just an incredible experience.
Something I have noticed about South Africa, everyone is friendly! People here me talk and it immediately starts a conversation. Everyone knows when they hear my voice that I am from America. This is just fine with me because I love talking with the people of this country.