This week was the launch of our new orphanage Project in Paarl which is about an hours drive from Gordon´s Bay. It is a beautiful journey through the wine lands and you can sit back and admire the landscape and rock formations changing as you travel, its breath taking!
On Tuesday we met the children who will be taking part in the holiday program we will be running during the school break. We were privileged enough to be invited to join the group on an exciting trip to a crocodile farm nearby. As we wondered through the farm with the children our guide gave us information about Nile crocodiles and the centre in general.
There are over a thousand crocodiles at the farm including two disabled crocs that were born without tails. Because a crocodile uses its tail for balance, movement and defense it is essential for these reptiles to have their tails in order to survive in the wild. We also got to see a five year old albino crocodile which is a very rare sight, as they have only had one in the past 35 years!
At the end of the tour we got to hold a baby croc, which had all the children beside themselves with excitement. We expected the scales to feel very rough but instead they felt smooth and soft! After soaking up all this new knowledge and excitement we still managed to get the whole group together for our very first group photo just before settling down to some delicious lunch!
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