South Africa: A Game Changer
The transformative impact that a trip to South Africa has on travelers can be googled. For me, visiting Cape Town and Kruger National Park (outside of Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa) made me realize how insignificant I am on the world stage. Realizing human beings are just part of the ecosystem and that survival of the fittest plays out daily in the bush without interference from human beings – is mind blowing – until you’ve seen it with your own eyes. Zoos become a problem and humanity stirs deep in one’s soul.
Most stories start at the beginning of a journey. Not this one, not this time and for good reason. Why travel to South Africa? It is a game changer. Until you’ve listened to a former political prisoner speak to you while touring Robben Island – until you walk the streets of Cape Town knowing that approximately 22 years ago the government was apartheid – until you spend five days in the bush – a visitor in the animal kingdom’s backyard – until you land in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa and get your luggage faster than anywhere else in all of the world’s airports?
Until you realize that all is not perfect in Cape Town, in Pretoria or Soweto – nor anywhere else in the world – until you really understand the heartbreaking lessons of hatred and racism that took place on Robben Island – and why it resonates with human beings from all over the globe – the lessons learned from our time spent listening to Sparks, a former political prisoner for seven years on the island, where cold winds were the political prisoners constant nightmare – where food was distributed according to the color of their skin and castration was along racial lines…..
SOUTH AFRICA is a game changer.
Stay tuned for Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Stellenbosch Wine region, Gansbaai coast (marine life), Kambaku River Sands, Kruger National Park, and Hoedspruit.
And, why Robben Island is top priority! Robben Island Museum
Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa
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