Like the animals at Kruger, we awoke with the sun. Two small planes and two short flights later, we had arrived in the city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province.
We enjoyed a brief driving tour and glimpses of the Indian Ocean en route to UShaka Marine World. Our aquarium visit included sea turtles, sea horses, black-light-lit jellyfish, a tank featuring the stars of Finding Nemo, and a live show that curiously combined Zulu folkore, environmental activism, and leaping dolphins.
The evening concluded with a lovely gathering at Durban Botanic Gardens, where Curator Chris Dalzell hosted a braai (barbeque) in our honor. It was a real treat to meet with staff, trustees, and Friends members over a deliciously grilled meal. The hospitality of Durbanites is certainly something to write home about!