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The Africa experience

It was getting dark. We had just landed on the surface with a small airplane, which we took to fly from Cape Town to Madikwe River Lodge in the african safari. We got to our final destination with a jeep that the Reserve’s staff had come with to pick us up and take us to the beautiful Madikwe River Lodge.

A picture from the entrance of the reserve.

A picture from the entrance of the reserve.

We stayed there 7 days waking up at 5am every morning to go see the wilderness and beautiful animals of the african safari, which was the best time as that’s when the animals are on the move and on sight. We saw lions, hyenas, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, and we even got to pat a cheetah!

Here's a picture of a cheetah from South Africa.

Here’s a picture of a cheetah from South Africa.

After being those 7 days at the safari, we moved to the capital city of Africa: Cape Town. We stayed there another one and half weeks to enjoy the rest of our christmas holiday. We took the cableway to the top of the Table Mountain; it is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The view from the top of the Table Mountain has been described as one of the most epic views in South Africa. We walked the way down through a small road after a while enjoying the view and taking pictures. It was horrible for our legs, as it was such a zigzag all the way down, but such a great experience! I would love to visit the safari again and spend even more time in maybe different parts of Africa as there’s still a lot to learn about the culture and the people!

The view to Cape Town from Table Mountain

The view to Cape Town from Table Mountain

By Alexi Mäkijärvi

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