Archive for February 2017

Back North and some New Experiences

We had another long drive ahead of us. An early rise and we were on our way! We drove through the Free-State, which is another beautiful part of South Africa through which I have never been. Rolling hills, local cattle, cliffsides, huge skies, and a cool breeze accompanied us along the way as we moved…

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A journey through historic Zululand!

We woke up early (as is the norm) and while Jackie did some last minute packing, Hayden, Ali, and I made a last ditch effort to find that elusive cheetah!  As you may have guessed, this was to NO avail! This cheetah endeavor will be the death of me, but regardless of the desire to…

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Richard’s Bay and Mkhuze Game Reserve

We woke up early Sunday morning in sunny Richard’s Bay and decided we wanted to go see the sunrise from the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. Unfortunately, after waking and dressing and walking a bit to get to the ocean, our special key to get through the gate to get down to the water failed…

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Kosi Bay and a lot of Rhino!

We woke up fully refreshed at Kosi Forest Lodge and got out early for a canoe excursion on one of the rivers connecting the Kosi Bay lake and estuary system. It was just Ali and I on this one, as Hayden and Jackie had stayed at a different lodge for the prior evening and none…

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Swaziland and KZN

It was another early morning as we packed up to head south to Kwa-Zulu Natal. In a hazy fog of not-enough-coffee-yet, we departed beautiful Hazyview and steered ourselves towards one of the northern Swaziland borders. We made the smooth transition through border patrol on both sides, and had an enjoyable ride through the beautiful country…

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Private Estate Scouting, Restaurant Views, and Chimp Eden

Hi everyone! It has been two awesome days of driving and exploring throughout Mpumalanga. Yesterday, the four of us scouted gorgeous estates for our clients to stay on their trips! We all geeked out just a little bit. There was some amazing African furniture, architecture, and decor at each place. Not to mention, the views…

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Rivers, Pools, Waterfalls, and more!

Today we took the perfect “take it easy” day to start our long visit! The morning began with sleeping in (a treat for all), followed by a fantastic locally grown and freshly brewed cup of coffee, followed by breakfast, at The Reserve in Hazy View. I’m loving that South Africa now has some really great…

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