REFLECTION: On Robben Island (South Africa journey, part five)

by John Dear (This is the fifth of six journal entries from my January pilgrimage to South Africa.) We left Port Elizabeth and drove all day along the magnificent Southern coast of South Africa, along the famous “Garden Route” to Cape Town. It was a glorious ride, through Tsitsikamma, Knysna and George, passed Mossel Bay … Continue reading REFLECTION: On Robben Island (South Africa journey, part five)

REFLECTION: At the National Elephant Park (South Africa journey, part four)

by John Dear From King William’s Town we drove along the beautiful countryside of the Eastern Cape, pass Grahamstown and Paterson into Addo National Elephant Park. Created in 1931 after elephants were nearly hunted to extinction, the park grew to nine square miles in the early 1960s. Today it has over 1,127 square miles with … Continue reading REFLECTION: At the National Elephant Park (South Africa journey, part four)