After leaving Mozambique we built in some time to debrief, decompress, deworm, detoxify, desun, dedirt etc. We rented the world's smallest car and stayed in a cute chalet in the mountains above Nelspruit, South Africa called Sabie. It was peaceful and serene. Some highlights were hot showers, yogurt, beds with blankets, salad, eating together just the four of us, spending time with God and getting to bundle up, finally! Is there anything cutter that footie pajamas? I mean really.
On New Year's Eve we went to a braii (South African BBQ) at Michael's Children's Village where we spend three months back in September. It was so fun to see the kids again and Josiah and Syabonga were inseparable. I was caught off guard by how hard it was to say bye. One of the boys even cried when we left. They really stole our hearts.
We did some window shopping in some cute, touristy old mining towns
We drove out to Blyde Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in the world- majestic
There were so many beautiful waterfalls to explore and everything was green thanks to the rainy season.
The day before we left we drove through Krooger Park on another safari. Josiah was really good at spotting animals this time and we got really close to several giraffes, elephants and lions. Here was our shot of the day.