I did end up getting everything packed into my two suitcases, and made it through security on the US end, but we ran into a customs problem in Cape Town. So, while we waited for our bags to be released, we traveled to the Eastern Cape to check out some of the wildlife. I caught my first glimpse of the Indian Ocean (perhaps my favorite ocean now) at Tsitsikama National Park, and we saw so much wildlife at Addo Elephant Park. A 180,000 hectare conservation park near Port Elizabeth (http://www.sanparks.co.za/parks/addo/). Not a bad way to wait for our bags!