We arrived at Mercy Air last night and were very tired after a long but good day in Kruger National Park. So after a good nights sleep some of the team went to a local church with Paul & Cathy Middleton from Mercy Air while others explored the grounds of Mercy Air and rested.
In the afternoon we enjoyed the second part of our rest day by taking time to visit the Blyde River Canyon... And a stunning experience it was. On the way we stopped and enjoyed pancakes in a town called Graskop.
At the Three Rondavels viewpoint we were amazed at the views in the late afternoon sun. There was chance to buy some souvenirs from local sellers and we managed to avoid a stray baboon (!) who had turned up near to mini bus. It all added to a full and enjoyable day off.
We will stay at Mercy Air for the test of our time in South Africa, but have two more days of work with Hands at Work - including a feedback session tomorrow and cooking a treat lunch for the maintenance team.
Our time in Africa is going quickly and we want to make the most of it for ourselves but also for the partner charities we want to support.