From Cape Town to Dungbeetle Lodge

The Parsons in Cape Town, South Africa

This being our first time on the African continent, Mary Helen and I built a week of travel around the World Journalism Education Congress.

South Africa is a nation of contrasts. Cape Town is beautiful, yet we saw the poverty in the townships that is the nation’s greatest challenge. We traveled to the Cape of Good Hope where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean, and we visited Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for two decades. We stayed at the delightfully named Dungbeetle Lodge near Port Elizabeth and went on safari. These photos of ours show a slice of our leisure week.

Townships reflect the still-considerable poverty in the country

Into Schotia Private Game Reserve

We spent a half-hour watching this family dynamic

A face-to-face moment for two eland, a species of antelope

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