Published on October 6th, 2011

A 04h30 wake-up call to be at the airport by 05h30 in the morning can’t be near the top of my to do list, but in this case, there wasn’t too much to be said on the matter.

You’re probably all wondering what on earth could be so important to actually pull me to out of bed at that unearthly hour? A leadership camp in Magaliesburg, that’s what.☺

A very excited group of seven of us finally boarded the plane, after a rather long wait at the airport and were on our way to Jo’burg, rather tired but really keen to see what the weekend had instore for us.

Upon arriving at O.R Tambo Airport (a stunning revamp, I must say☺), we found our 8th group member, boarded our mini-bus and started our 2 hour long trek to Magaliesburg.

The campsite itself was beautiful and the accommodation was five star. The people, who came from all across South Africa, were so differently unique, but really amazing and some great friendships were made.

The camp facilitators (who were awesome by the way) warned us that we were going to be stretched out of our comfort zones and that’s exactly what happened (in a good way). Being a leadership camp, the activities were designed to help us build our leadership skills; from a rather strenuous and muddy obstacle course to a high rope’s course and raft-building. We had to kayak with a blind-folded partner too, which proved to be very amusing☺
Back at the airport on Sunday, once the camp was finished, we had a few hours to kill before we boarded the plane back to P.E. and we definitely made the most of the time we had… from trolley races and trolley trains to chilling at Wimpy, it was definitely a great way to end an awesome weekend.

After a rather scary flight back home, we arrived to almost a hero’s welcome…