The Big Five

Day 4: Thursday, 6 November 2013


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A "photo" paints a thousand words but it's incredible to see the animals up close and appreciate the amazing creatures of South Africa, particularly in Western Cape. The interlude in this POR trip provided the peacemakers time to mingle, have fun and enjoy each other's company amidst the beautiful landscape and the animals in the wild.


Connie Wong

This is my second trip to South Africa but my first trip to a Safari! The game reserve is rich with wildlife - fauna and flora. Our guide drove us in an open-top jeep from place to place to observe different wildlife. I am so glad I came and saw so much of God's amazing creation through this safari.


Elijah Woon

One would normally picture and associate safari with a hot and wet climate, sort of like Singapore weather, but once I stepped out of our vehicle I felt a strong gust of wind followed by another the entire day. Our first game drive was at about 4 in the afternoon. We were mostly dressed in long sleeved shirts, jeans and on top of that, a jacket each, but even that wasn't enough to protect us from how chilly it was during the later part of the drive. The scenery right from the start was marvelous with views of mountains and valleys. We were told of the 'big 5' which consists of the elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and the rhino that we would look out for during our game drive. It was awesome to see many of God's beautiful creation including elephants, baby elephants, lions, hippos. Towards the evening, we settled on higher ground to enjoy some drinks, snacks and the breathtaking view of the sunset together with our guides. During our return trip, we chanced upon two Cheetahs and ended up following them for about 15 minutes. They were chasing each other everywhere and we eventually lose track of them. We had an amazing dinner and it was my first time trying Springbok (some kind of dear meat). Since I was already in South Africa, I thought I might as well give it a try! There was more tomato sauce than the meat! We ended our day with devotion followed by a birthday surprise for Shao Yan - maybe that's why we were so blessed to see so many of the animals within a day!



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