I guess we must all be pretty intense as we have officially emerged on the other side of Sabie, South Africa (the “adrenaline phase” of the trip) in one piece. That isn’t to say that we didn’t have some close calls – Lily falling off a log with a river tube around her waist about a mile from the water, Lily drifting helplessly downstream (her cries for help getting steadily quieter) and Lily struggling to follow the instructions of the guide and “just DO something”. We tubed, we caved, we jumped off cliffs into pools of water and we threw ourselves off bridges (for the latter, extra special mention goes to Dixon â€˜vanity’ Knox, James â€˜Danger’ Belcher, Tom â€˜Blondie’ Wills and, representing the female contingent, Nicola â€˜Stunner’ Stokes for their impressive forward bridge jumps, or, reassuringly â€˜suicide dives’. The final day saw a dramatic paintballing session in which the â€˜Savage Beast’ team, led by the courageous Sophie, prevailed with a last-gasp flag capture. We drove to Pretoria battered, bruised and buzzing with adrenaline.
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