We had a wonderful day on Tuesday, an educational trip was organised to QEP (Queen Elizabeth Park), headquarters of KZN Wildlife.
We hired 3 buses for the 170 people, children and adults. Starting from the Educational Centre a long human ‘snake’ walked along the first trail in the searing heat down to the lovely picnic site; lots of space under huge shady trees, picnic spots, water and loo’s. After some refreshments, the older children and some adults went on the next trail through the indigenous bush while the little ones stayed behind, playing games in the shade.
Light rain started to fall but we got the braai going and by the time the walkers returned were able to have our lunch, more games, and then the trip back up to the parking where the buses awaited.
Just as we were nearing the end of the return trip, the heavens opened and amidst much shrieking all climbed onto the buses drenched but very happy and cheerful, and full of laughter.
Thanks are owed to many people, without whose help and support this trip would not have been possible:
- Mr Mahlaba of KZN Wildlife for organising the venue for us,
- to Mr Ndlovu for guiding so many people
- Fakazile and the Vukaza Project Care Givers
- Bonginkosi and The Men’s Group
- Merrivale Spar
- Dulcet Farm Stall
- Twiglets Home Industries
- Maharaj Coaches
- Gill Rex
- Telkom Charity
- and Andile, Mdu and Ndaba (took the pics) who came along to help