KROMDRAAI, GAUTENG — This past Saturday, 7 September, we treated the children of the NG Welfare Catherine Robson Children’s Home to a day trip at the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve and Wonder Cave in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. After much of their time being spent indoors or at school, they were very excited to witness some of the wonders at the reserve.
When they arrived, we handed over refreshing cool drinks and snacks. We then took them on a drive around the reserve where they saw various different animals – the Brown Lions, White Lions, Cheetahs, Wild Dogs, and more. After that, we took them to the Wonder Cave, which is the third largest cave chamber in South Africa, and believed to be 2.2 billion years old. The cave itself was discovered in the late 19th century by Italian miners who excavated limestone, used to make cement. Mining stopped during second Boer War, and never continued. The cave was then rediscovered by South Africans in 1991, at which point it became a popular tourist destination. [Source: Wikipedia]
After the tour, the children came back to the “Visitor’s Centre” and were treated to a braai-meal and refreshments, after browsing the Reptile Park and other areas in the centre.
We’d like to thank the donors that contributed by funding this excursion – it’s a huge blessing for them, and we’re glad to report that they had a fantastic day at the reserve.
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