What an amazing thing to see. We were driving along a road when suddenly I saw a small sign pointing to the Sterkfontein Cave, the famous site of Raymond Dart’s Taung child skull from the early 20th century that was one of the first non-human hominids. We turned down the road, got to see the skull, and had a tour of the cave, where I forced myself to go underground despite the claustrophobia. It was an amazing day. We also visited some lions, and I had a lion cub jump on me, ripping my shirt and puncturing my skin with a razor-sharp tiny claw.

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