South Africa
Amajuba District Municipality

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    • Day 5

      Nambiti Game Reserve

      April 11, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      We stayed at Elephant Rock Lodge which had 5 lodges with a maximum of 10 guests. It was a very impressive lodge with a lookout deck over a watering hole and a cosy lounge area with a real fire. We went on the afternoon game drive as soon as we arrived observing kudo, warthog, African fish eagle, zebra, wilder beast, elephant, impala, giraffe and a huge herd of water buffalo. We stopped for sundowners and I had my first savannah light, a sparkly cider which is really popular in SA and that I drank for the remainder of the trip. It started to rain so it was on with the ponchos and the torch as it was dark. Our game driver Steph managed to spot lions eyes and we stopped to all take a look. Our lodge was amazing, double outdoor showers, a huge bathtub looking out at the bush, walk in wardrobe and all with really tasteful traditional African decor. I loved coming back from evening game drives for a shower and the staff had completed a turn down service on the huge comfy bed. The food was amazing and we totally indulged over the next couple of days enjoying 3 course meals each evening and full breakfast options along with quiches, salads and ice cream at lunch. The lodge had a really nice pool area and deck to chill at during the day and we were out for game drives 6-9am and 3:30-6:30pm each day. I don't think I could go back to a zoo after seeing animals in their natural habitat eating, drinking, looking after their young and stalking pray. On the second day we were lucky enough to watch two lions stalk and attach some rhino, no kills which I was actually pretty glad about as think it would have been too gory for me. The reserve have some strict policies with regards to keeping enough distance from animals and it's clear this has worked to develop a sound understanding of their behaviour and patterns.

      The proposal ❤️

      On our last night after getting back from an evening game drive that was unfortunately very wet and windy bailey got down on one knee. I was completely unsuspecting not even noticing his strange behaviour of downing a sherry, a drink he had previously spat out, before going back to our lodge. He had the room covered with candles, rose petals and champagne on ice. It was the perfect end to our stay at Nambiti.
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    • Day 74

      New Castle😱😱😱 iPad?

      October 11, 2021 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

      Właściwie chcieliśmy pojechać do Suazi! ALE spontanicznie potrzebowaliśmy testu PCR. Kilka sekund temu opuściliśmy Kruger Park i jesteśmy w szczerym polu Afryki. Skąd pochodzi test PCR ??? Zmiana planu!
      1. Zakwaterowanie w Swazi anulowane.
      2. Zakwaterowanie w New Castle. Jedna noc w New Castel. Dotarliśmy po ciemku mimo, że wszyscy mówili: „Bądź w swoim mieszkaniu przed zmierzchem!” Ale WTEDY szok: gdzie jest iPad? 😱😱😱 Cholera, wciąż jest w Parku Krugera. Cóż, przynajmniej nie bałam się, że zostaniemy obrabowani lub ukradzeni🤷‍♀️

      Eigentlich wollten wir ins Swasiland!!! ABER wir brauchten spontan einen PCR-Test. Wir haben vor wenigen Sekunden den Krügerpark verlassen und sind mitten im Nirgendwo in Afrika. Woher ein PCR-Test??? Planänderung!
      1. Unterkunft im Swasi storniert.
      2. Unterkunft in Newcastle mit wenig bis kaum Internet gebucht😣 Eine Nacht in Newcastle also. Im Dunkeln angekommen und das obwohl alle sagen: " Vor der Dämmerung in der Unterkunft sein!" Aber DANN der Schock: wo ist das iPad? 😱😱😱 Mist, liegt noch im Krüger Park. Tja, zumindest hatte ich keine Angst mehr, dass wir ausgeraubt oder geklaut werden🤷‍♀️
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    • Day 2


      September 21, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Was soll man sagen, wir sind wohl mitten in Südafrika angekommen. Eine kleine Farm mit Schaf 🐑 Huhn 🐓 und Hund 🐕.

      Alles umgeben von viel Land und Farmern.

      Stress ist hier ein Fremdwort und alles ist irgendwie „ahmasing“ wie man auf afrikans sagt.

      Die Farmer 👨‍🌾 sind heute Nacht in der Stadt. Wir sind ganz allein hier.

      Es gibt Atchar und Ciabata zum Essen, mit Oliven.
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    • Day 22

      Ladysmith to Memel

      February 6, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      We were a bit lazier today as we didn't have far to go. After all the excitement of baby cuckoos we had breakfast in Naunton's dining room (R100 each - ouch!) and then packed up the car in the rain. Yes, it was still raining.
      Decided to do a bit of shopping at Newcastle as it was still too early to get to Memel. The Newcastle Mall is new since we lived there and is much bigger than the Modimall (it has Checkers AND Pick 'n' Pay). So we provisioned ourselves for a few days at Pick 'n' Pay.
      We called Schalk and arranged to meet him for lunch at the Memel pub, then set off over yet another mountain pass - Botha's Pass. Of course it's tarred and mild compared with some we've recently experienced 😊
      Steak, egg and chips for lunch and it was good to meet up with Schalk again. Turned out it was Rita Bodde's birthday so Schalk invited us also for coffee at Rita's in the afternoon.
      Coffee and cake turned into champagne and snacks with about 10 people at the party!
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