The annual Grade 11 Imfolozi trip took place during the past October holidays. We left for Durban very excited for the bush, spent a night at the base camp and left for the Imfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve the following morning.
With our 70 litre backpacks ready, we were separated into two groups. Each group was assigned a teacher, either Ms Viljoen or Ms Goble, together with two armed and knowledgeable guides.
The trip overall was an incredible experience. We spent 5 days (4 nights) in the park where we slept under the stars, took night watch by ourselves and hiked through the bush. The experience was challenging at times, as a lot of the activities were outside of our comfort zones but overall it led to a lot of personal growth.
We also had some free time to reflect, read and relax and saw lots of animals in their natural environment including many rhino, elephants, buffalo and giraffe. We experienced a trip that could be described as “life-changing” and definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested.
Article by Rebecca Bysshe
Photos by Shannon Canter, Rebecca Mortley and Ms Goble