Mission 51- Walk with African Elephants at the Plettenberg Elephant Sanctuary

Mission 51- Walk with African Elephants at the Plettenberg Elephant Sanctuary

"About 16km from Plett is The Crags, Animal Alley situated near Natures Valley where I will be going to be fulfil one of my biggest dreams on my water tower list- Walking with African Elephants!"

Just last night I was sitting on my couch watching my weekly taped reality shows with a blanket wrapping my feet and a bowel of carrot sticks nestled next to my hip when all of a sudden the dreaded ‘Coming Soon’ heading popped up at the bottom of the screen displaying footage of everything that I was about to watch after the advert break.


I took a dive towards the remote with carrot sticks flying everywhere and ended up doing a side flip, scorpion plunge onto the floor whilst pointing the remote at the screen to quickly fast forward. Why do programs always insist on showing the viewer what’s about to happen just before the ad break and then when the marketing propaganda is over, they repeat it all just in case you didn’t catch it in their ‘Coming Soon’ disaster moment? I wasn’t ready to know that the crazy hair gentleman with the lisp was going to return to fight for ‘The Bachelorette’s’ love after she just sent him home.


I think there is a very good reason for adding an ad break just when something startling is about to happen- it amplifies the situation, keeps the viewer in suspense whilst chewing on that carrot stick. But no… the show just wants to extinguish that crucial moment with ‘Coming Soon’ and ‘Coming Next’ forcing their unexpected victims to make contact with the floor and potentially pulling a muscle with all that remote stretching. ~Tut tut tut~


Now that I have gotten that on my screen… time for another adventure!


Mission 51- Walk with Elephants at the Plettenberg Elephant Sanctuary


Plettenberg Bay, "Bahia Formosa" (Beautiful Bay) is situated approximately 27km from Knysna and is a popular tourist destination along the Garden Route. The views of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains encompasses the landscape with its golden beaches, indigenous forests and wine route. Southern right, migratory Humpback and Bryde’s whales make Plettenberg Bay their home during certain times of the year to calve.


About 16km from Plett is The Crags, Animal Alley situated near Natures Valley where I will be going to fulfill one of my biggest dreams on my water tower list- Walking with African Elephants! At the Elephant Sanctuary, I will be guided walking hand-in-trunk with the elephants into the forest where I will have the experience of interacting with these majestic creatures.


Apparently a charging elephant’s speed can reach between 35–40km per hour so I am going to have to be very careful, respectful and courageous standing next to these African Giants. I will join their herd and eat pumpkin… I will become Little MMI, Dumbo-ress!


How heavy can elephants get in case one decides to step on my foot?


Until Next Time!

Pace Yourselves

Little MMI